Defining Moments in American History: The Gilded Age

Editor/Author Telgen, Diane
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-0-7808-1238-3
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 45
Book Status: Available
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Provides a detailed account of the Gilded Age. Explores the history of Americas post-war industrialization, the wealth it created during the population boom, and its lasting influence on society.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Gilded Age
  • NARRATIVE OVERVIEW
  • Prologue
  • Chapter One: America's Postwar Expansion
  • Chapter Two: The Rise of the Robber Barons
  • Chapter Three: Captains of Industry
  • Chapter Four: Gilded Age Politics, Reformers, and Regulators
  • Chapter Five: The Rise of Labor
  • Chapter Six: The 1890s: A Decade of Upheaval
  • Chapter Seven: Legacy of the Gilded Age
  • BIOGRAPHIES
  • William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925): Populist Leader and Three-time Democratic Candidate for President
  • Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919): Steel Magnate and Philanthropist
  • Grover Cleveland (1837-1908): Democratic President of the United States
  • Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926): Founder of the American Railway Union and the Socialist Party of America
  • Samuel Gompers (1850-1924): Founder and President of the American Federation of Labor
  • Jay Gould (1836-1892): Gilded Age Financier and Railroad Owner
  • Mary Elizabeth Lease (1853-1933): Reformist Speaker and Politician
  • J. P. Morgan (1837-1913): Leading Banker and Financier of the Gilded Age
  • Terence V Powderly (1849-1924): Leader of the Knights of Labor
  • John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937): Founder of the Standard Oil Company
  • PRIMARY SOURCES
  • Mark Twain Describes the Get-Rich-Quick Mining Culture
  • The Glitter of Gilded Age High Society
  • Exposing the Price-Fixing Schemes of the “Lords of Industry”
  • An Anarchist Protests His Haymarket Death Sentence
  • Andrew Carnegie's “Gospel of Wealth”
  • “The Problem of the Children” in New York City
  • The Sherman Antitrust Act
  • The Populists Articulate Their Principles
  • William Jennings Bryan's “Cross of Gold” Speech
  • A Second Gilded Age? The Income Gap Says Yes
  • A New Gilded Age? Living Standards Say No
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Photo and Illustration Credits