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The Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
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For my mother, Lillian Elizabeth Bartlett, and for my grand-girls, Julia Fay Hawkins and Averie Marion Hawkins
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Praise for the previous edition: "The breadth of the primary source material included makes this a truly valuable addition to any library. Highly recommended ... - Library Journal From 1865 to 1901, a traumatic period following the Civil War, America underwent sweeping economic, social, and political changes. Known as the Gilded Age, this era was marked by technological advances, increased immigration, and the rapid urbanization of America. This dynamic period of building and rebuilding propelled the United States into the 20th century and the modern era. The Gilded Age, Revised Edition provides hundreds of firsthand accounts from memoirs and letters to speeches and newspapers that illustrate how historical events appeared to those who lived through this period. In addition to the primary sources, each chapter provides an introductory essay and a chronology of events. The book also includes critical documents, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the four reconstruction acts, various antitrust measures, and the 1898 peace treaty with Spain, as well as capsule biographies of more than 100 key figures. This edition has been substantially revised and made much more comprehensive with new maps, graphs, and charts, as well as a new notes section. In addition, the narrative, chronology, and eyewitness testimony sections, as well as appendixes, biographies, and the bibliography have been expanded and revised. Eyewitness testimonies include Jane Addams, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, and many more.… (more)

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