Industrialization and Social Conflict in the Gilded Age

by ; ;
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2019-07-15
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
List Price: $31.99

Buy New

Usually Ships in 5-7 Business Days

Buy Used

Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours

Rent Textbook

Select for Price
There was a problem. Please try again later.

Rent Digital

Online: 180 Days access
Downloadable: 180 Days
Online: 365 Days access
Downloadable: 365 Days
Online: 1460 Days access
Downloadable: Lifetime Access

This item is being sold by an Individual Seller and will not ship from the Online Bookstore's warehouse. The Seller must confirm the order within two business days. If the Seller refuses to sell or fails to confirm within this time frame, then the order is cancelled.

Please be sure to read the Description offered by the Seller.


Embracing an argument-based model for teaching history, the Debating American History series encourages students to participate in a contested, evidence-based discourse about the human past. Each book poses a question that historians debate--How democratic was the U.S. Constitution? or Why did civil war erupt in the United States in 1861?--and provides abundant primary sources so that students can make their own efforts at interpreting the evidence. They can then use that analysis to construct answers to the big question that frames the debate and argue in support of their position.

Industrialization and Social Conflict in the Gilded Age poses this big question: Why was industrialization in the late nineteenth century accompanied by such great social and political turmoil?

Author Biography

Joel M. Sipress received his PhD in US History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, where he teaches US and Latin American History. He serves as coeditor of the Debating American History series with David J. Voelker.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
About the Author
I. The Big Question
II. Timeline
III. Historian's Conversations
Position #1: A Time of Turmoil: Class War in Industrializing America
Position #2: The Birth Pangs of the Modern Age: Cultural Change and Social Conflict in Industrializing America
IV. Debating the Question
A. Primary Sources on Labor
Excerpt from International Harvester Brochure (1912)
Morris Rosenfeld, "In the Factory" (1914)
Platform of the Knights of Labor (1878)
Declaration of Principles of the New York Central Labor Union (1880s)
Samuel Gompers on the Issue of Strikes (1899)
Andrew Carnegie, "An Employer's View of the Labor Question" (1886)
United States v. Workingmen's Amalgamated Council of New Orleans, et al. (1893)
"The Tramps' Terror" (1877)
B. Primary Sources on Populism
The Omaha Platform (1892)
"Sockless Jerry" Simpson, "The Political Rebellion in Kansas" (1891)
Bettie Gay, "The Influence of Women in the Alliance" (1891)
Populist Letters to the Colfax Chronicle (1890-1891)
"What God Freely Gives to Man, Monopoly Appropriates" (1895)
"The Farmer is the Man" (1927)
William Allen White, "What's the Matter with Kansas" (1896 and 1946)
C. Case Studies
The Homestead Strike of 1892
The Louisiana Sugar War of 1887
The New York City Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902
D. Economic Data
V. Additional Resources

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.