eBook Gilded Age and Progressive Era (1877-1919), 1st Edition

  • John D. Buenker University of Wisconsin, Parkside
  • Joseph Buenker
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  • ISBN-10: 0765682516
  • ISBN-13: 9780765682512
  • DDC: 973.803
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Overview

Extending from the 1870s to World War I, the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era mark a major turning point in American history. During this colorful and influential period, the United States was transformed from an isolated, rural, agricultural nation into an urban, industrial, multicultural world power. It was an era marked by bigness: Big Business, Big Labor, and big ideas. These forces changed people’s everyday lives as a technical revolution swept the country, giving birth to such inventions as the telephone, light bulb, automobile, airplane, radio, and motion pictures. It was an era punctuated by disasters such as the Chicago Fire, the Johnstown Flood, and the San Francisco Earthquake, as well as two presidential assassinations. The same era also gave us ragtime, vaudeville, Coney Island, and Major League Baseball. Symbolized by larger-than-life figures—Teddy Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, Mark Twain, Emma Goldman, and W.E.B. Du Bois, to name just a few—the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era set the stage for the United States to become the world’s industrial powerhouse and gave birth to the modern era. This illustrated encyclopedia provides definitive coverage of the social and cultural developments of the period, as well as its political and economic history. Edited by the distinguished historian John Buenker and librarian Joseph Buenker, the work features hundreds of detailed entries on issues, events, people, and ideas, and includes original documents, sidebar features, and in-depth essays on major themes and developments.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Encyclopedia of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Table of Contents.
Introduction: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: 1877–1919.
A-Z Entries.
1: Abbott, Edith (1876–1957), and Grace Abbott (1878–1939).
2: Adams, Brooks (1848–1927).
3: Adams, Charles Francis (1807–1886).
4: Adams, Henry (1838–1918).
5: Adamson Eight-Hour Act (1916).
6: Addams, Jane (1860–1935).
7: Adler, Felix (1851–1933).
8: African Americans.
9: Aldrich, Nelson Wilmarth (1841–1915).
10: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey (1836–1907).
11: Aldrich-Vreeland Currency Act (1908).
12: Alger, Horatio (1832–1899).
13: Alien Land Law (1913).
14: Alliance Movement.
15: Allison, William B. (1829–1908).
16: Altgeld, John Peter (1847–1902).
17: American Association for Labor Legislation.
18: American Association of University Professors.
19: American Association of University Women.
20: American Civil Liberties Union.
21: American Federation of Labor.
22: American Forestry Association.
23: American Free Trade League.
24: American Indians.
25: American Protective Association.
26: American Red Cross.
27: American Social Science Association.
28: American Society for Municipal Improvements.
29: American Society of Equity.
30: Americanization.
31: Amusement Parks.
32: Anarchists.
33: Anderson, Sherwood (1876–1941).
34: Angell, George T. (1823–1909).
35: Animal Protection.
36: Anthony, Susan B. (1820–1906).
37: Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902.
38: Anti-Catholicism.
39: Anti-Imperialist League.
40: Anti-Monopoly Parties.
41: Anti-Saloon League.
42: Anti-Semitism.
43: Antismoking Movement.
44: Antitrust Legislation.
45: Anti-Unionism.
46: Antivice Crusades.
47: Armory Show (1913).
48: Armour, Philip D. (1832–1901).
49: Arthur, Chester A. (1830–1886).
50: Art and Architecture.
51: Arts and Crafts Movement.
52: Asian Americans.
53: Atlanta Compromise (1895).
54: Atlantic Monthly, The.
55: Australian Ballot.
56: Automobile.
57: Aviation.
58: Azusa Street Revival (1906–1909).
59: Back to Africa Movement.
60: Back to the Farm Movement.
61: Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1858–1954).
62: Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Company (1922).
63: Baker, Newton D. (1871–1937).
64: Baker, Ray Stannard (1870–1946).
65: Balch, Emily Greene (1867–1961).
66: Ballinger-Pinchot Controversy.
67: Barnum, Phineas T. (1810–1891).
68: Baruch, Bernard Mannes (1870–1965).
69: Baseball.
70: Basketball.
71: Baum, L. Frank (1856–1919).
72: Beard, Charles Austin (1874–1948).
73: Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922).
74: Bellamy, Edward (1850–1898).
75: Berger, Victor (1860–1929), and Meta Berger (1873–1944).
76: Bergh, Henry (1811–1888).
77: Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah (1862–1927).
78: Bierce, Ambrose (1842–c. 1913).
79: Birth of a Nation (1915).
80: Black Elk (c. 1863–1950).
81: Black Sox Scandal.
82: Blaine, James G. (1830–1893).
83: Blanc, Marie-Therese (Theodore Bentzon; 1840–1907).
84: Bland-Allison Act (1878).
85: Blatch, Harriot Stanton (1856–1940).
86: Bliss, William D.P. (1856–1926).
87: Bly, Nellie (1867–1922).
88: Boas, Franz (1858–1942).
89: Bok, Edward William (1863–1930).
90: Bonnin, Gertrude (1876–1938).
91: Borah, William E. (1865–1940).
92: Boston Police Strike (1919).
93: Bourbons.
94: Bourne, Randolph (1886–1918).
95: Boxer Rebellion (1900).
96: Boy Scouts of America.
97: Brady, “Diamond Jim” (1856–1917).
98: Brandeis, Louis Dembitz (1856–1941).
99: Breckenridge, Madeline McDowell (1872–1920).
100: Breckenridge, Sophonisba (1866–1948).
101: Brisbane, Arthur (1864–1936).
102: Brooklyn Bridge.
103: Brooks, Van Wyck (1886–1963).
104: Brown, Olympia (1835–1926).
105: Brownsville Affair (1906).
106: Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Company (1916).
107: Bryan, William Jennings (1860–1925).
108: Bryce, James (1838–1922).
109: Buffalo Soldiers.
110: Bunting v. Oregon (1917).
111: Burbank, Luther (1849–1926).
112: Bureau of Corporations, United States.
113: Bureau of Municipal Research.
114: Burleson, Albert Sidney (1863–1937).
115: Burnham, Daniel Hudson (1846–1912).
116: Burns, Lucy (1879–1966).
117: Butler, Nicholas Murray (1862–1947).
118: Cable, George Washington (1844–1925).
119: Cahan, Abraham (1860–1951).
120: Camp, Walter (1859–1925).
121: Canadian Reciprocity.
122: Cannon, Joseph G. (1836–1926).
123: Carnegie, Andrew (1835–1919).
124: Carver, George Washington (1864 or 1865–1943).
125: Cassatt, Mary (1844–1926).
126: Cather, Willa (1873–1947).
127: Catt, Carrie Chapman (1859–1947).
128: Cattell, James McKeen (1860–1944).
129: Chain Stores.
130: Chandler, William E. (1835–1917).
131: Chaplin, Charles (1889–1977).
132: Charity Organization Societies.
133: Chautauqua Movement.
134: Chicago School of Sociology.
135: Child Labor Legislation.
136: Child Saving.
137: Children and Youth.
138: Children's Bureau, United States.
139: Childs, Richard S. (1882–1978).
140: Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).
141: Churchill, Winston (1871–1947).
142: Circuses.
143: City Beautiful.
144: City Manager.
145: City Planning.
146: Civil Rights Cases (1883).
147: Civil Service Reform.
148: Clark, James Beauchamp “Champ” (1850–1921).
149: Clark, John Bates (1847–1938).
150: Clay, Laura (1849–1941).
151: Cleveland, Grover (1837–1908).
152: Coal Mining Safety Legislation.
153: Cobb, Tyrus Raymond (1886–1961).
154: Cochise (1812–1874).
155: Cody, William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” (1846–1917).
156: Colby, Clara Bewick (1846–1916).
157: Collective Bargaining.
158: Colored Farmers' Alliance.
159: Columbian Exposition (1893).
160: Commission Form of Municipal Government.
161: Commission on Country Life.
162: Commission on Industrial Relations.
163: Commission on Interracial Cooperation.
164: Committee on Public Information.
165: Commons, John R. (1862–1945).
166: Compromise of 1877.
167: Comstock, Anthony (1844–1915).
168: Conkling, Roscoe (1829–1888).
169: Conscientious Objectors.
170: Conservation.
171: Constitutional Amendments.
172: Contract Labor.
173: Convict Lease System.
174: Cooke, Jay (1821–1905).
175: Cooley, Charles Horton (1864–1929).
176: Cooling-Off Treaties.
177: Cooper, Peter (1791–1883).
178: Cooperative Movement.
179: Corbett, James (1866–1933).
180: Corliss Engine.
181: Corporation Excise Tax Act (1909).
182: Corrupt Practices Laws.
183: Cotton Futures Act (1914).
184: Council of National Defense.
185: Country Life Movement.
186: Cox, James Middleton (1870–1957).
187: Coxey, Jacob S. (1854–1951).
188: Crane, Caroline Bartlett (1858–1935).
189: Crane, Stephen (1871–1900).
190: Crazy Horse (c. 1842–1877).
191: Creel, George (1876–1953).
192: Cripple Creek Strike (1903–1904).
193: Crisis, The.
194: Croker, Richard (1841–1922).