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The Gilded Age: Or the Hazard of New Functions

The Gilded Age: Or the Hazard of New Functions
Author: Mark Wahlgren Summers
ISBN 13: 9780135766798
ISBN 10: 135766796
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 1997-01-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $118.60

A very broad, balanced, accessible account of the Gilded Age (1865-1901) that includes all the recent scholarship on this period and offers a portrait of the economic, political, social and cultural history of the age.

American resourcefulness is shown at its best and worst. Discusses how the conservatism of thought and radicalism of technological change remade the Gilded Age, and how society tempered the applications of each. So, too, are mainstream politics and religion. This is a rich, colorful narrative about a complex period in American history.