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The Resource The republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard White

The republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard White

Label
The republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
Title
The republic for which it stands
Title remainder
the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
Statement of responsibility
Richard White
Title variation
United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During Reconstruction Northerners attempted to remake the United States in their own image. They would make incarnate the new world Republicans imagined at the end of the Civil War. That new world seemed possible because the Republican Party controlled the Union in 1865 as fully as any political party would ever control the country. Reconstruction would produce a nation built around free labor with a homogeneous citizenry whose rights would be guaranteed by a newly empowered federal government. Black as well as white citizens would inhabit a largely Protestant country of independent producers. They never realized that dream. The government's attempts to implement this vision confronted significant obstacles. Southern whites successfully resisted, and Indians resisted with far less success. Freed people both grasped the opportunities that the Republican vision offered them and attempted to articulate their own version of republican America. The United States became a nation of immigrants, Catholic and Jewish as well as Protestant. New technologies transformed the economy, as Americans significantly shifted into wage workers instead of independent producers. Capitalism produced the very rich and the very poor. The Gilded Age thrived where Reconstruction failed, the template of American modernity. The era was full of paradoxes. Notoriously corrupt, it also formed a seedbed of reform. It spawned racial, religious, and social conflicts as deep as the country had seen to date, but a newly diverse nation emerged. The newest volume in the acclaimed Oxford History of the United States series, The Republic for Which It Stands offers a magisterial account of the Gilded Age's real legacy that lies buried beneath its capitalists of legend and its corrupt politicians."--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E668
LC item number
.W58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oxford history of the United States
Label
The republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical essay (pages 873-901) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Reconstructing the nation. Prologue: Mourning Lincoln ; In the wake of the War ; Radical reconstruction ; The greater reconstruction ; Home ; Gilded liberals ; Triumph of wage labor ; Panic ; Beginning a second century -- Part II: The quest for prosperity. Years of violence ; The party of prosperity ; People in motion ; Liberal orthodoxy and radical opinions ; Dying for progress ; The great upheaval ; Reform ; Westward the course of reform ; The center fails to hold ; The poetry of a pound of steel -- Part III: The crisis arrives. The other half ; Dystopian and utopian America ; The Great Depression ; Things fall apart ; An era ends -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn973921077
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 941 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199735815
Lccn
2017002719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199735815
  • (OCoLC)973921077
Label
The republic for which it stands : the United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896, Richard White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical essay (pages 873-901) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Reconstructing the nation. Prologue: Mourning Lincoln ; In the wake of the War ; Radical reconstruction ; The greater reconstruction ; Home ; Gilded liberals ; Triumph of wage labor ; Panic ; Beginning a second century -- Part II: The quest for prosperity. Years of violence ; The party of prosperity ; People in motion ; Liberal orthodoxy and radical opinions ; Dying for progress ; The great upheaval ; Reform ; Westward the course of reform ; The center fails to hold ; The poetry of a pound of steel -- Part III: The crisis arrives. The other half ; Dystopian and utopian America ; The Great Depression ; Things fall apart ; An era ends -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn973921077
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 941 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780199735815
Lccn
2017002719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199735815
  • (OCoLC)973921077

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