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By Leon Fink

From the tip of the 19th century throughout the first many years of the 20 th, the USA skilled exceptional structural swap. Advances in communique and production know-how caused a revolution for significant industries equivalent to railroads, coal, and metal. The still-growing country verified fiscal, political, and cultural entanglements with forces in a foreign country. neighborhood moves in production, city transit, and building put exertions concerns entrance and heart in political campaigns, legislative corridors, church pulpits, and newspapers of the era.

The lengthy Gilded Age considers the interlocking roles of politics, exertions, and internationalism within the ideologies and associations that emerged on the flip of the 20th century. featuring a brand new twist on valuable issues of yankee exertions and working-class heritage, Leon Fink examines how the yank conceptualization of loose exertions performed out in iconic commercial moves, and the way "freedom" within the office turned overwhelmingly tilted towards person estate rights on the cost of bigger neighborhood criteria. He investigates the criminal and highbrow facilities of innovative notion, situating American coverage activities inside of a world context. particularly, he strains the improvement of yankee socialism, which appealed to a tender iteration through advantage of its very un-American roots and influences.

The lengthy Gilded Age deals either a transnational and comparative examine a formative period in American political improvement, putting this tumultuous interval inside a world disagreement among the capitalist market and social transformation.

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