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By Janette Thomas Greenwood

While many american citizens consider the Gilded Age, they photo the mansions at Newport, Rhode Island, or the tenements of latest York urban. certainly, the overdue nineteenth century was once a interval of maximum poverty thinly veiled via amazing wealth. in spite of the fact that, we should always now not keep in mind the period just for the strides made through metal rich person Andrew Carnegie or social reformer Jane Addams. All american citizens needed to comply with the dynamic social and fiscal adjustments of the Gilded Age--the booming industries, becoming towns, elevated ethnic and cultural range. African American W. E. B. Du Bois, local American Sitting Bull, and chinese language American Saum music Bo spoke out opposed to racial injustice. ecu immigrants Mary Antin and Robert Ferrari suffered the pitfalls and praised the possibilities present in their new state. Pioneer Phoebe Judson lamented the loneliness of constructing a lifestyles out West. And employees at home metal misplaced their lives in an try to increase exertions stipulations. Drawing from the letters, memoirs, newspaper articles, journals, and speeches of Gilded Age american citizens, writer Janette Greenwood arranges all of those voices to inform a narrative extra vivid and textured than the straightforward story of robber baron as opposed to ravenous terrible. as well as those voices, visuals--such as ads, maps, political cartoons, and an image essay on Jacob Riiss city photographs--create a kaleidoscopic view of the zone century while assorted american citizens struggled for a similar objective: a greater lifestyle, with extra justice and democracy for every and all.

Textbooks could interpret historical past, however the books within the Pages from History sequence are heritage. every one name, compiled and edited via a favourite historian, is a suite of basic resources in relation to a selected subject of historic value. Documentary facts together with information articles, govt records, memoirs, letters, diaries, fiction, pictures, and facsimiles permits historical past to talk for itself and turns each reader right into a historian. Headnotes, prolonged captions, sidebars, and introductory essays give you the crucial context that frames the records. all of the books are amply illustrated and every features a documentary photograph essay, chronology, additional studying, resource notes, and index.

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