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New spirits : Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865-1905

Author: Rebecca Edwards
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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During the Gilded Age, as the later 19th century in America has become known, the former rural republic had become an industrialized nation and a power in the world. 'New Spirits' describes a pivotal era in the history of the United States.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edwards, Rebecca, 1966-
New spirits.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607641864
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Edwards
ISBN: 0195147286 9780195147285 0195147294 9780195147292
OCLC Number: 58919459
Description: 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Democratic vistas --
PART I: THE WEDGE: An uneasy peace --
Reach --
Work --
Money --
PART II: THE EXCHANGE: Youth --
Sex --
Science --
Faith --
PART III: THE FIRES: A state of war --
Cooperative dreams --
Executive powers --
Epilogue: The partridges and the hippopotamus.
Responsibility: Rebecca Edwards.
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Outlines one of the most crucial periods in American history, when Americans found themselves living no longer in a rural republic, but rather in an industrial world power. Through narrative and  Read more...

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"Rebecca Edwards' analysis reveals the complex dichotomy of angst and optimism that filled the decades from 1865 to 1905. This is not the romanticized story of a more innocent time. Instead, New Read more...

 
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