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Summary

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

Preface ix
Introduction, Charles W. Calhoun 1(210)
1 Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business, Glenn Porter
11(18)
2 Technology and America as a Consumer Society, 1870-1900, W. Bernard Carlson
29(24)
3 American Workers and the Labor Movement in the Late Nineteenth Century, Eric Arnesen
53(22)
4 The Immigrant Experience in the Gilded Age, Roger Daniels
75(26)
5 Urbanizing America, Robert G. Barrows
101(18)
6 Women in Industrializing America, Stacy A. Cordery
119(24)
7 The African-American Experience, Leslie H. Fishel Jr.
143(24)
8 Native American Resistance and Accommodation during the Late Nineteenth Century, Edmund J. Danziger Jr.
167(20)
9 The Influence of Commerce, Technology, and Race on Popular Culture in the Gilded Age, Ellen M. Litwicki
187(24)
10 Cultural and Intellectual Life in the Gilded Age, Ruth C. Crocker 211(28)
11 The Political Culture: Public Life and the Conduct of Politics, Charles W Calhoun 239(26)
12 Party Conflict: Republicans versus Democrats, 1877-1901, Lewis L. Gould 265(18)
13 Farmers and Third-Party Politics, Worth Robert Miller 283(24)
14 Phases of Empire: Late Nineteenth-Century U.S. Foreign Relations, Joseph A. Fry 307(26)
15 Law and the Constitution in the Gilded Age, Michael Les Benedict 333(20)
16 Public Policy and State Government, Ballard C. Campbell 353(20)
Index 373(16)
About the Contributors 389

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