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1. The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age

1. The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age  

Walter Nugent

in Progressivism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365579
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195311068.003.0002
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9780195311068
‘The predicament: the discontents of the Gilded Age’ outlines the roots of progressivism. In the mid to late–1880s, harmony was the core value in the still highly agrarian American society. ... More
7. 1920–1945: From conflict to global power

7. 1920–1945: From conflict to global power  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0007
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9780195389142
1920 to 1945 was a period of transformation. In 1920, the United States was a provincial society on the margin of global affairs. By the end of World War II, America's international ... More
6. 1900–1920: Reform and war

6. 1900–1920: Reform and war  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0006
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9780195389142
In the late nineteenth century, the social consequences of industrialization and urbanization disturbed many people. This led to a reformist surge, which historians call the Progressive ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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book
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9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest

8. 1945–1968: Affluence and social unrest  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0008
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9780195389142
America in the immediate postwar period was a peculiar mix of material abundance and mass-culture distractions. Under the safety net of 1950s America, anti-communist paranoia and disquiet ... More

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