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Handbook to life in America. Vol. IV, The gilded age, 1870 to 1900

Author: Rodney P Carlisle
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While often referred to as the "Gilded Age", the period between 1870 and 1900 in the United States actually encompassed both extravagant wealth and dire poverty. Owing to this disparity, political agitators and reformists armed with socialist and anarchist manifestos flourished, and the distinction between urban life and rural life grew increasingly sharper, creating an entirely new set of living conditions and  Read more...
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Handbook to life in America. Vol. IV, The gilded age, 1870 to 1900.
New York : Facts on File, ©2009
(OCoLC)320127535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney P Carlisle
ISBN: 9781438117485 1438117485
OCLC Number: 427562646
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 288 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction --
Family and daily life --
Material culture --
Social attitudes --
Cities and urban life --
Rural life --
Religion --
Education --
Science and technology --
Entertainment and sports --
Crime and violence --
Labor and employment --
Military and wars --
Population trends and migration --
Transportation --
Public health, medicine, and nutrition.
Other Titles: Gilded age, 1870-1900
Responsibility: Rodney P. Carlisle, general editor.

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"While often referred to as the "Gilded Age", the period between 1870 and 1900 in the United States actually encompassed both extravagant wealth and dire poverty. Owing to this disparity, political agitators and reformists armed with socialist and anarchist manifestos flourished, and the distinction between urban life and rural life grew increasingly sharper, creating an entirely new set of living conditions and social customs"--Cover, P.[4].

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