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The gilded age

essays on the origins of Modern America

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Published by Scholarly Resources in Wilmington, Del .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- History -- 1865-1898.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by Charles W. Calhoun.
      ContributionsCalhoun, Charles W. 1948-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE661 .G46 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 347 p. :
      Number of Pages347
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL785681M
      ISBN 100842024999, 0842025006
      LC Control Number95017891

      Industrial workers were exploited, but they responded by forming the organizations that would gradually improve their wages and working conditions. But perhaps even more important, oppression itself inspired creative responses that helped to The gilded age book modern America. White-collar careers paths likewise were delineated. It is hard to imagine a United States of continental proportions without the railroad. Notable too is the comic presence throughout the book of the eternally optimistic and eternally broke Colonel Beriah Sellers, a Micawber -like character. The Robber Barons of the Gilded Age were the wealthy men who monopolized the railroads, the steel industry, the tobacco industry, the oil industry and the financiers who controlled the banks.

      Industrial workers and farmers didn't share in the new prosperity, working The gilded age book hours in dangerous conditions for low pay. The AFL was a coalition of unions, each based on strong local chapters; the AFL coordinated their work in cities and prevented jurisdictional battles. As a result, McKinley won the election ofeffectively killing free silver and the Populist movement. MorganLeland StanfordMeyer GuggenheimJacob SchiffCharles CrockerCornelius Vanderbilt would sometimes be labeled " robber barons " by their critics, who argue their fortunes were made at the expense of the working classby chicanery and a betrayal of democracy. Of course, the Progressives' solutions often created entirely new problems of their own.

      Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie published his article called the 'Gospel of Wealth' in which he described the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made men to further social progress. The gilded age book repudiated socialism and abandoned the violent nature of the earlier unions. Meanwhile it became clear that thievery had found a better opportunity to grow because the conscience of the nation aroused against slavery, had neglected what seemed minor evils The reform period they ushered in—the Progressive Era —recast the role of government and laid the groundwork for the modern state within an industrial economy. Conversely, John D.


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Reformers like the cartoonist Joseph Keppler depicted the Senate as controlled by the giant moneybags, who represented the nation's financial trusts and monopolies. Plagued by steep railroad fares, high taxes under the McKinley Tariff, and soaring debt, thousands of small farmers banded together to form the Populist Party in the late s.

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Obviously much of the shocking improbity was due to the heavy war-time expenditures Driven by the North, which emerged from the Civil War an industrial powerhouse, the United States experienced a flurry of unprecedented growth and industrialization during the Gilded Age, with a continent full of seemingly unlimited natural resources and driven by millions of immigrants ready to work.

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Gilded Age politics, called the Third Party Systemfeatured intense competition between two major parties, with minor parties coming and going, especially on issues of concern to prohibitionists, to labor unions and to farmers.

Spanish officials had suppressed an independence movement in Cuba, its most profitable Caribbean colony, and forced Cuban men, women, and children into internment camps. Some Robber Barons manipulated the stock market, monopolized the major industries and made it impossible for competitors to survive.

When Republicans nominated Taft again inRoosevelt left the convention and entered the presidential race as the candidate for the new Progressive Republican or Bull Moose Party. Gilded or Gold?

The generation between and was already mortgaged to the railways, and no one knew it better than the generation itself.

New products and technologies improved middle-class quality of life. Overview Summary Overview The Gilded Age and the first years of the twentieth century were a time of great social change and economic growth in the United States.

By the s the career railroaders were retiring, and pension systems were invented for them. In the years between andcontrol of the House of Representatives repeatedly changed hands between the Democratic and Republican parties.

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