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.
Read Online or Download The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (American Business, Politics, and Society) PDF
Similar Americas books
You are no fool, after all. you recognize that the yank Revolution began whilst these men in Boston threw a few tea off a ship. Or used to be it whilst Paul Revere made his well-known journey? let's accept it: by way of realizing approximately our nation's fight for independence, our grade-school stories are approximately as reliable as Benedict Arnold.
In 1513, just a couple of years sooner than Cortes conquered the Aztec empire, Juan Ponce de Leon and 3 shiploads of conquistadores landed simply south of what's now St. Augustine, Florida. The Spanish adventurers, despite the fact that, have been fast pushed away by way of the Timucua humans; extra landings have been equally defeated through the intense archers of the Calusa, who eventually took the lives of Hernandez de Cordoba and Ponce de Leon himself.
Within the dramatic interval resulting in the yankee Revolution, no occasion did extra to foment patriotic sentiment between colonists than the armed profession of Boston by means of British squaddies. as though an Enemy's nation is Richard Archer's gripping narrative of these serious months among October 1, 1768 and the iciness of 1770 whilst Boston was once an occupied city.
This primary quantity of significant matters in American background -- 3 volumes of records that hide the historical past of the United States from its cost to the current -- provides us a beneficiant sampling from the foremost political controversies within the Colonial interval. integrated are such files as Richard Hakluyt's "Discourse of Western Planting" (1584), "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King and Queen of Spain" (undated, most likely 1694), "The 3rd Virginia constitution" (1612), Thomas Paine's "Common feel" (1776) and "The announcement of independence" (July four, 1776).
Additional resources for The Long Gilded Age: American Capitalism and the Lessons of a New World Order (American Business, Politics, and Society)