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The Gilded Age

Author: Diane Telgen
Publisher: Detroit : Omnigraphics, 2012.
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides a comprehensive overview of the political and economic forces that transformed the United States during the nineteenth century from a farming society to an urban, industrial one dominated by powerful industrialists and their vast corporate empires. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Sources
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Telgen
ISBN: 9780780812383 0780812387
OCLC Number: 756166736
Description: xvi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: America's postwar expansion --
The rise of the robber barons --
Captains of industry --
Gilded age politics, reformers, and regulators --
The rise of labor --
The 1890s : decade of upheaval --
Legacy of the gilded age --
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) : populist leader and three-time Democratic candidate for president --
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) : steel magnate and philanthropist --
Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) : Democratic president of the United States --
Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926) : founder of the American Railway Union and the Socialist Party of America --
Samuel Gompers (1850-1924) : founder and president of the American Federation of Labor --
Jay Gould (1836-1892) : gilded age financier and railroad owner --
Mary Elizabeth Lease (1853-1933) : reformist speaker and politician --
J.P. Morgan (1837-1913) : leading banker and financier of the gilded age --
Terrence V. Powderly (1849-1924) : Leader of the Knights of Labor --
John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937) : founder of the Standard Oil Company --
Mark Twain describes the get-rich-quick mining culture --
The glitter of gilded age high society --
Exposing the price-fixing schemes of the "lords of industry" --
An anarchist protests his Haymarket death sentence --
Andrew Carnegie's "gospel of wealth" --
"The problem of the children in New York City --
The Sherman Antitrust Act --
The populists articulate their principles --
William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech --
A second gilded age? : the income gap says yes --
A new gilded age? : living standards say no --
Important people, places, and terms --
Chronology.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: Diane Telgen.

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"Provides a comprehensive overview of the political and economic forces that transformed the United States during the nineteenth century from a farming society to an urban, industrial one dominated by powerful industrialists and their vast corporate empires. Includes a narrative overview, biographies, primary sources, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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