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The Gilded Age

Author: Joel Shrock
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: American popular culture through history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Gilded Age--the time between Reconstruction and the Spanish-American War--marked the beginnings of modern America. The advertising industry became an important part of selling the American Dream. Americans dined out more than ever before, and began to take leisure activities more seriously. Women's fashion gradually grew less restrictive, and architecture experienced an American Renaissance. Twelve narrative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Shrock
ISBN: 031332204X 9780313322044
OCLC Number: 53090941
Description: xxv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Series foreword / by Ray B. Browne --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Timeline of popular culture, 1875-1900 --
Everyday America --
World of youth --
Advertising --
Architecture --
Fashion --
Food --
Leisure activities --
Literature --
Music --
Performing arts --
Travel --
Visual arts --
Cost of products, 1890-1899 --
Notes --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: American popular culture through history.
Responsibility: Joel Shrock.

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Twelve narrative chapters chronicle how American culture changed and grew near the end of the 20th century.  Read more...

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