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 Era
- Features contributions by leading scholars in a wide range of relevant specialties
- Coverage of the period includes geographic, social, cultural, economic, political, diplomatic, ethnic, racial, gendered, religious, global, and ecological themes and approaches
- In today’s era, often referred to as a “second Gilded Age,” this book offers relevant historical analysis of the factors that helped create contemporary society
- Fills an important chronological gap in period-based American history collections