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  • 1877by Michael A. Bellesiles

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95

    In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876,... more...

  • The A to Z of the Progressive Eraby Peter C. Holloran; Catherine Cocks; Alan Lessoff

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Age of Betrayalby Jack Beatty

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of Rutherford... more...

  • The Age of Federalismby Stanley Elkins; Eric McKitrick

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 26.99

    When Thomas Jefferson took the oath of office for the presidency in 1801, America had just passed through twelve critical years, years dominated by some of the towering figures of our history and by the challenge of having to do everything for the first time. Washington, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and Jefferson himself each had a share in shaping that... more...

  • The Age of Goldby H.W. Brands

    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...

  • America in the Gilded Ageby Sean Dennis Cashman

    NYU Press 1993; US$ 89.00

    When the first edition of America in the Gilded Age was published in 1984, it soon acquired the status of a classic, and was widely acknowledged as the first comprehensive account of the latter half of the nineteenth century to appear in many years. Sean Dennis Cashman traces the political and social saga of America as it passed through the momentous... more...

  • American Nightmareby Jerrold M. Packard

    St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    For a hundred years after the end of the Civil War, a quarter of all Americans lived under a system of legalized segregation called Jim Crow. Together with its rigidly enforced canon of racial "etiquette," these rules governed nearly every aspect of life--and outlined draconian punishments for infractions. The purpose of Jim Crow was to keep African... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • Andrew Johnsonby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 55.00

    The recent impeachment has sparked a resurgence of interest in Andrew Johnson. In spite of a successful political career spanning five decades, Johnson was one of the most unpopular of all American presidents. This work provides entries covering the people and events relevant to Johnson's life. more...

  • Andrew Johnsonby Annette Gordon-Reed; Jr. Arthur M. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 23.99

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian recounts the tale of the unwanted president who ran afoul of Congress over Reconstruction and was nearly removed from office Andrew Johnson never expected to be president. But just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, the events at Ford's Theatre thrust him into the nation's highest office.... more...