A Very Different Age

A Very Different Age

Americans of the Progressive Era

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Discusses the changes of the Progressive era, focusing on the Industrial Revolution and its effects on American society

McMillan Palgrave
The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods, millions of additional jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner draws on the rich scholarship of recent social history to show how these changes affected Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life, and in doing so offers a striking new interpretation of a crucial epoch in our history.

Book News
Crooked politicians and robber barons in today's headlines could learn much from their predecessors at the turn of the century according to Diner (history, George Mason U.) He focuses not on the few who made vast fortunes from progress, but the ordinary small-business owners, industrial workers, farmers, and manual laborers forced to accommodate new technology and labor relations that were tailored for other people's benefit at their expense. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780809025534
Characteristics: viii, 320 p. ; 22 cm


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