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- Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00
The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 16.00
Mark Twain had known many of the great men of the Civil War and the Gilded Age, and esteemed none more highly than Ulysses S. Grant, who was modest, sensitive, generous, honest, and superlatively intelligent. Grant's courage, both moral and physical, was a matter of record. His genius as a general assured his immortality. In 1881, Twain urged Grant... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95
?I have found it.? These words, uttered by the man who first discovered gold on the American River in 1848, triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. California?s gold drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth. It accelerated America?s imperial expansion and exacerbated the tensions that exploded in the Civil... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
The end of the Civil War brought significant change to the United States. The war had destroyed the South, ushering in an age of rebuilding that created a new South free from slavery and open to progress and industrialization. But much of the promise of the post-war South was lost in the political heat of Reconstruction. At the same time, more people... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99
?Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant? is considered among the greatest of military memoirs. Marshalling the forces of the North in the American Civil War, he was the only general who was able to bring the South to heels. The descriptions of the great battles and his assessments of the generals, many of whom he knew intimately from the Mexican war, are... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 10.99
One of the first two volumes in Harper's Eminent Lives series, Korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of Ulysses S. Grant – a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in American literature, and is today remembered as a brilliant... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99
The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the key events, people, organizations, and ideas of the period, this resource is a lively, complete, and accessible... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Shaped by the Temperance Movements, environmental conservation, suffrage, antitrust regulations, and muckraking journalists, the Progressive Era marked the first time U.S. citizens insisted their government do more for the public. Most of the reforms passed during the Progressive Era are still in effect today, and many have been updated and improved.... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00
The Progressive Era represented a tumultuous time for Americans as they attempted to come to terms with a rapidly emerging modern, urban, and industrial society, and ultimately the dislocations caused by World War I. Steven L. Piott's Daily Life in the Progressive Era tells the story of how all Americans?black and white, women and men, rural inhabitants... more...
- Oxford University Press 1978; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
This condensed version of Lawrence Goodwyn's Democratic Promise , the highly-acclaimed study on American Populism which the Civil Liberties Review called "a brilliant, comprehensive study," offers new political language designed to provide a fresh means of assessing both democracy and authoritarianism today. more...