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Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together 16 original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America today.

Table of Contents

Industrialization and the rise of big businessp. 11
Technology and America as a consumer society, 1870-1900p. 29
American workers and the labor movement in the late nineteenth centuryp. 53
The immigrant experience in the gilded agep. 75
Urbanizing Americap. 101
Women in industrializing Americap. 119
The African-American experiencep. 143
Native American resistance and accommodation during the late nineteenth centuryp. 167
The influence of commerce, technology, and race on popular culture in the gilded agep. 187
Cultural and intellectual life in the gilded agep. 211
The political culture : public life and the conduct of politicsp. 239
Party conflict : republicans versus democrats, 1877-1901p. 265
Farmers and third-party politicsp. 283
Phases of empire : late nineteenth-century U.S. foreign relationsp. 307
Law and the constitution in the gilded agep. 333
Public policy and state governmentp. 353
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