Journals Higher Education



11 March 2010

288 Pages | 50 b&w HT, 10 b&w line

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195376708

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New Spirits

Americans in the Gilded Age: 1865-1905

Second Edition

Rebecca Edwards

New Spirits: Americans in the "Gilded Age," 1865-1905 provides a fascinating look at one of the most crucial chapters in U.S. history. Rejecting the stereotype of a "Gilded Age" dominated by "robber barons," author Rebecca Edwards invites us to look more closely at the period when the United States became a modern industrial nation and asserted its place as a leader on the world stage.

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a revised introduction that presents a fresh and compelling reevaluation of the era
  • Incorporates new scholarship on such topics as agrarian radicalism and the causes of the Haymarket violence
  • Provides expanded coverage of national politics, public education, and popular culture

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