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Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (Hardcover) (Christopher M. Nichols & Nancy C. Unger)

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Characterized by social upheavals, rapid industrialization and unprecended economic growth, the long Gilded Age and Progressive Era represents instructive times in American history. A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progression Era presents a collection of new historigraphic and historical essays covering the years between 1877 and 1920, a period which saw the United State emerge from the turmoil of Reconstruction to become a world power. Featuring contributions from top scholars writing in their field of expertise, the book explores this critical period of America's past through a variety of innovative approaches and scholarly lenses: social, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, ethnic, racial, gendered, religious, global and ecological. It provides a multi-faceted, in depth compendium of rich scholarship that interprets the history and historiography of the period and assess current work on its key themes, topics and individuals. After providing an overview of events that paved the way to Gilded Age in different regions of the country, chapters explore general topics relating to such themes as sexuality, race, science and technology, education and politics, focusing on gevernment, legislation and the judiciary, and featuring analysis of all the period's presidents, concluding the Woodrow Wilson. After considering the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world, the final chapters evaluate major works of and about the period and the era's relevance today.

Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University.

Nancy. C. Unger is Professor of History at Santa Clara University.
Number of Pages: 513
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Christopher M. Nichols & Nancy C. Unger
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2017
TCIN: 52095356
UPC: 9781118913963
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-8688
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