A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Christopher McKnight Nichols
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h285 x 225mm - 528pg
10 Jun 2022 US
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A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era presents a collection of new historiographic essays covering the years between 1877 and 1920, a period which saw the U. S. emerge from the ashes of Reconstruction to become a world power. The single, definitive resource for the latest state of knowledge relating to the history and historiography of the Gilded Age and Progressive EraFeatures contributions by leading scholars in a wide range of relevant specialtiesCoverage of the period includes geographic, social, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, ethnic, racial, gendered, religious, global, and ecological themes and approachesIn today' s era, often referred to as a "second Gilded Age," this book offers relevant historical analysis of the factors that helped create contemporary societyFills an important chronological gap in period-based American history collections
"Scholars of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, along with graduate and undergraduate students, will fine A Companion to the Golded Age and Progressive Era, edited by Christopher McKnight Nichols and Nancy C. Unger, an essential resource. The thirty-four essays contained within it, arranged in eight thematic sections are authored by a combination of the field' s leading scholars and its rising stars. These pieces range from good to excellent. Overall, this volume combines a profound appreiation for the historians who have long defined this period. . . with a commitment to moving beyond the belief in American exceptionalism that, consciously or not, guided their writings. Specifically, key essays in this Companion contextualize the GAPE within a global framework. " REVIEWED BY JOHN P. ENYEART, Bucknell University in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (October 2018)
Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University. He is author of the award-winning book, Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age (2011), co-editor of Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America' s Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day (2008), and Senior Editor of the two volume Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2013). Nancy C. Unger is Professor of History at Santa Clara University. She is the author of Beyond Nature' s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History (2012) and the award-winning biographies Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer (2000), and Belle La Follette: Progressive Era Reformer (2016).

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