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An age of extremes

Author: Joy Hakim
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contrasts America's wealth and prosperity with the toils of the working class in the decades preceding World War I.
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Genre/Form: Literature
History
Juvenile works
Illustrated works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hakim, Joy.
Age of extremes.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)768087027
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Hakim
ISBN: 0195077598 9780195077599 0195077601 9780195077605 0669360171 9780669360172 0669360279 9780669360271 0195110781 9780195110784 0195095138 9780195095135 0195077652 9780195077650
OCLC Number: 28547704
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: an age of extremes. Feature: a nation of practical idealists --
Carnegie. Feature: how do you make steel? --
A bookkeeper named Rockefeller --
Mr. Storyteller --
Powerful Pierpont --
Monopoly--not always a game. Feature: let's talk business --
Builders and dreamers --
Lady L --
Presidents again --
The People's Party --
Making money --
Hard times --
Gold and silver. Feature: cheese sandwiches in the Klondike --
A cross of gold --
Some bad ideas --
Producing goods --
Harvest at Haymarket --
Workers, labor (and a triangle). Feature: leaving Sicily --
Rolling the leaf in Florida --
Telling it like it is. Feature: inferno in Chicago --
Bread and roses, too --
The fourth estate --
Ida, Sam, and the Muckrakers --
A boon to the writer --
In wilderness is preservation. Feature: parks for a nation --
The Gilded Age turns Progressive --
Teedie --
From dude to cowboy --
The Spanish-American War. Feature: some political theory: a discussion --
Teddy Bear President --
Jane Addams, reformer --
Henry Ford --
The Birdmen --
William Howard Taft --
A schoolteacher President --
War --
Chronology of events --
More books to read --
A note from the author --
Picture credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Joy Hakim.

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Covers the period of American history from the 1880s to World War I.  Read more...

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