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An age of extremes : 1880-1917  Cover Image Book Book

An age of extremes : 1880-1917 / Joy Hakim.

Hakim, Joy. (Author).


For the captains of industry-men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Henry Ford- the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes, you'll meet Mohter Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You'll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I

Record details

  • ISBN: 0195327225
  • ISBN: 0195153340
  • ISBN: 0195153332
  • Physical Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Third edition, Revised.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2005]

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date, and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 200) and index.
Target Audience Note:
880L Lexile
Subject: United States > History > 1865-1921 > Juvenile literature.
United States > Economic conditions > 1865-1918 > Juvenile literature.
United States > Social conditions > 1865-1918 > Juvenile literature.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Reynolds County Library District.


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