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  • American Reformers, 1870?1920by Steven L. Piott

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99

    In this new work, historian Steven L. Piott explores the fascinating and provocative lives of twelve influential American reformers placed in the historical context of the Gilded Age, Populist and Progressive eras. From Ida B. Wells to Louis Brandeis, Jane Addams to Charles Macune, Piott examines the diversity of ideas and approaches that characterized... more...

  • Gilded Age Catoby Charles W. Calhoun

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Union general, federal judge, presidential contender, and cabinet officer -- Walter Q. Gresham of Indiana stands as an enigmatic character in the politics of the Gilded Age, one who never seemed comfortable in the offices he sought. This first scholarly biography not only follows the turns of his career but seeks also to find the roots of his disaffection.... more...

  • Representative Americansby Norman K. Risjord

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 40.99

    Representative Americans: Populists and Progressives brings together brief biographies to explore the political, social, and cultural dimensions of the period from 1890?1920. Through the lives and accomplishments of these reformers, crusaders, and thinkers, readers gain a fascinating glimpse into the tumultuous turn of the twentieth century. ... more...

  • Edmund G. Rossby Richard A. Ruddy

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    This first full-scale biography of Ross reveals his importance in the history of the United States. more...

  • Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform Americaby Gordon B. McKinney

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    In the years immediately following the Civil War, the nation's leaders called desperately for reform as they struggled to rebuild a society scarred by death and mass destruction. Recognizing America's need for enlightened leadership, Republican senator Henry Blair (1834--1920) of New Hampshire embarked on an ambitious crusade to enact dramatic progressive... more...

  • James G. Blaineby Edward P. Crapol

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 32.99

    In James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire , author Edward P. Crapol assesses Blaine's role as an architect of empire and revisits the ambitious imperialistic goals of this two-time secretary of state. Crapol examines Blaine's pivotal role in shaping American foreign relations and looks at some of the underlying reasons why the U.S. acquired an overseas... more...

  • Ohio?s Kingmakerby William T. Horner

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    In this study of Mark Hanna?s career in presidential politics, William T. Horner demonstrates the flaws inherent in the ways the news media cover politics. more...

  • Stephen Russell Malloryby Rodman L. Underwood

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Just as Confederate naval action is commonly overshadowed by the land battles of the Civil War, the navy's originator, Stephen Mallory, is often overlooked in favor of more famous leaders. Mallory had served as one of Florida's U.S. senators for ten years before becoming navy secretary in the Confederate government, challenged to create a valid... more...

  • Walter Hines Pageby Ross Gregory

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This lucid study assesses Page's career as ambassador to Great Britain from 1913 to 1918. It reconsiders the famous publisher's impact on American diplomacy through an examination of British-American relations in that troubled period. Page, a friend of Woodrow Wilson and an intense Anglophile, devoted his major efforts to bringing the United States... more...

  • Belle La Folletteby Nancy C. Unger

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    In 1931, the New York Times hailed Belle Case La Follette as "probably the least known yet most influential of all the American women who have had to do with public affairs." A dedicated advocate for women's suffrage, peace, and other causes, she served as a key advisor to her husband, leading Progressive politician Robert La Follette. She also... more...