Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900, 2nd Edition

  • Julie Husband
  • Jim O'Loughlin
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  • ISBN-10: 1440863490
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863493
  • DDC: 973.8
  • 328 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This narrative-based social history is ideal for college and high school students researching this era. Thematically organized chapters on Economic Life, Domestic Life, Recreational Life, and more are broad in scope but include primary documents and telling details that give readers a visceral sense of the lives of people who lived during the era of industrialization. Primary documents range from first-person diaries of individuals who lived during the era, to letters from freed slaves looking to reunite with relatives sold away from them, to speeches and essays by activists including Frederick Douglass and Jane Addams. They reveal how people understood the goals of education, the legal position of African Americans in the South, and marriage, among many other daily phenomena. Describes a range of personal experiences along with the importance of the economic and social developments. A chronology, glossary, selection of illustrations, and further reading sources complete the work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Introduction: The Global Context of Industrial America.
1: Economic Life.
2: Political Life.
3: Material Life.
4: Domestic Life.
5: Intellectual Life.
6: Recreational Life.
7: Religious Life.
Conclusion: Not the Gilded Age.
Works Cited.
About the Authors.