Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1989 - History - 402 pages
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Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the release of the updated edition of this acclaimed work.
 

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The USA has a long history of upheaval and change. The Progressive Era, one that we 21st-century beneficiaries tend to forget existed, was the cradle of such social justice as FDR was able to jam down ... Read full review

Standing at Armageddon: United States, 1877-1919

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This book offers general readers and students a fresh introduction to the United States during the Gilded Age and the progressive era. Painter has relied on the latest biographies and monographs to ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter 2
36
Chapter 3
72
THE DEPRESSION OF THE 1890s
87
Chapter 5
141
Chapter 6
170
RACE AND DISFRANCHISEMENT
216
WOMAN SUFFRAGE AND WOMEN WORKERS
231
Chapter 9
253
Chapter 10
283
Chapter 11
306
Chapter 12
344
Epilogue
381
Index
391
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Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.

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