9780195376708

New Spirits Americans in the Gilded Age: 1865-1905

  • ISBN 13:

    9780195376708

  • ISBN 10:

    0195376706

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 03/11/2010
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905 provides a fascinating look at one of the most crucial chapters in U.S. history. Rejecting the stereotype of a "Gilded Age" dominated by "robber barons," author Rebecca Edwards invites us to look more closely at the period when the United States became a modern industrial nation and asserted its place as a leader on the world stage. In a concise, engaging narrative, Edwards recounts the contradictions of the era, including stories of tragedy and injustice alongside tales of humor, endurance, and triumph. She offers a balanced perspective that considers many viewpoints, including those of native-born whites, Native Americans, African Americans, and an array of Asian, Mexican, and European immigrants.

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