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The human tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Campbell, Ballard C., 1940-
Publication Information:
Wilmington, Del : SR Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm.

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E663 .H86 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The period between 1870 and 1920 was one of the most dynamic in American history. This era witnessed the invention of the automobile, the establishment of women's suffrage, and the opening of the Panama Canal. While a time of great advancement, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era were also periods of uncertainty as Americans coped with corrupt politicians, unchecked big business, and a vast influx of immigrants.

SR Books offers a new approach to this time period in its book The Human Tradition in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. This volume looks at the experiences of 13 people who contributed to the shaping of American culture and thought during this period. These concise accounts are written by leading historians and give students an intimate view of history. This is an excellent text for courses in American studies.

Author Notes

Ballard Campbell is professor of history at Northeastern University, where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison

Table of Contents

Ballard C. CampbellJohn F. McClymerCharles W. CalhounChristopher WaldrepRebecca EdwardsBallard C. CampbellDonna R. GabacciaWilliam D. RowleyKathleen R. ParkerSteven A. RiessJames J. ConnollyPhilip VanderMeerKenneth J. HaganAlan Price
Introductionp. xiii
1 Carroll D. Wright, L'Abbe Jean-Baptiste Primeau, and French-Canadian Familiesp. 1
2 James G. Blaine and the Republican Party Visionp. 19
3 Ida B. Wells, Higher Law, and Community Justicep. 37
4 Mary Lease and the Sources of Populist Protestp. 53
5 Richard Olney and the Pullman Strikep. 69
6 Mary Harris Jones: Immigrant and Labor Activistp. 85
7 Francis G. Newlands, Water for the West, and Progressivismp. 101
8 Clelia Duel Mosher and the Change in Women's Sexualityp. 119
9 Christy Mathewson and the National Pastimep. 137
10 James Michael Curley and the Politics of Ethnic Resentmentp. 153
11 Hiram Johnson and the Dilemmas of California Progressivismp. 169
12 William S. Sims: Naval Insurgent and Coalition Warriorp. 187
13 Edith Wharton and the Spirit of Noblesse Obligep. 205
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 219
Indexp. 225