By Leon Fink

From the tip of the 19th century throughout the first a long time of the 20 th, the U.S. skilled exceptional structural swap. Advances in communique and production expertise caused a revolution for significant industries corresponding to railroads, coal, and metal. The still-growing kingdom verified fiscal, political, and cultural entanglements with forces in a foreign country. neighborhood moves in production, city transit, and development put hard work concerns entrance and middle in political campaigns, legislative corridors, church pulpits, and newspapers of the era.

The lengthy Gilded Age considers the interlocking roles of politics, hard work, and internationalism within the ideologies and associations that emerged on the flip of the 20 th century. featuring a brand new twist on vital topics of yankee hard work and working-class background, Leon Fink examines how the yank conceptualization of loose exertions performed out in iconic commercial moves, and the way "freedom" within the place of work grew to become overwhelmingly tilted towards person estate rights on the fee of bigger group criteria. He investigates the criminal and highbrow facilities of revolutionary notion, situating American coverage activities inside a world context. particularly, he strains the advance of yank socialism, which appealed to a tender new release through advantage of its very un-American roots and influences.

The lengthy Gilded Age bargains either a transnational and comparative examine a formative period in American political improvement, putting this tumultuous interval inside of a global war of words among the capitalist market and social transformation.

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