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Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Primary sources

Author: Rebecca Valentine; Lawrence W Baker
Publisher: Detroit : UXL, ©2007.
Series: U-X-L Gilded Age and Progressive Era reference library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
Summary:
This volume presents a selection of relevant documents telling the story of the Gilded Age (1877-1900), when the United States saw the rise of industrialism and the decline of an economy based on agriculture, and the Progressive Era (1900-1913), a time of great reform.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Sources
Juvenile literature
Sources Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Valentine; Lawrence W Baker
ISBN: 9781414401935 1414401930 1414401965 9781414401966 9781414401973 1414401973
OCLC Number: 95060710
Description: 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: U.S. Congress: Excerpt from the Chineses Exclusion Act --
Sitting Bull: Remarks made to journalist James Creelman --
Emma Lazarus: "The New Colossus" --
U.S. Congress: Dawes Severalty Act --
Theodore Roosevelt: Excerpt from Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail --
Andrew Carnegie: Excerpt from "The Gospel of Wealth" --
Jacob Riis: Excerpt from How the Other Half Lives --
Frances Willard: Excerpt from a speech delivered to the National Council of Women of the United States --
Ida B. Wells: Excerpt from "The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not in the World's Columbian Exposition" --
U.S. Supreme Court: Excerpt from Justice Henry Billings Brown's majority opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson ; Excerpt from Justice John Marshall Harlan's dissenting opinion in Plessy v. Ferguson --
Charles Dana Gibson: Examples of images of the Gibson Girl --
Peter Roberts: Excerpt from "The Boys in the Breakers, " a chapter in Anthracite Coal Communities --
U.S. Congress: American Antiquities Act of 1906 --
Ida M. Tarbell: Excerpt from The History of the Standard Oil Company --
Upton Sinclair: Excerpt from The Jungle --
Sears, Roebuck and Co.: Examples of mail-order homes offered through the Sears Modern Homes program --
Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire: "Thrilling Incidents in Gotham Holocaust That Wiped Out One Hundred and Fifty Lives" (account from Chicago Sunday Tribune) --
Ruth Dodge: "Dr. Dodge's Wife Tells Story of Titanic Wreck."
Series Title: U-X-L Gilded Age and Progressive Era reference library.
Responsibility: Rebecca Valentine ; Lawrence W. Baker, project editor.

Abstract:

This volume presents a selection of relevant documents telling the story of the Gilded Age (1877-1900), when the United States saw the rise of industrialism and the decline of an economy based on agriculture, and the Progressive Era (1900-1913), a time of great reform.

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