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By Tom Quirk

This A-Z, cross-referenced and illustrated name presents a special evaluate of the interval following the Civil warfare during the emergence of the us as an international energy on the finish of worldwide warfare I. The set gains greater than 250 survey entries. matters comprise: political themes (Reform, Women's Suffrage); rules in context (Scientific Materialism, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, conflict Writing); renowned leisure (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction ("Billy Budd," "The concept of the relaxation Class"); and masses extra. The research of a variety of classics in American literature, seen as cultural and old files, cultivates serious talents in studying texts from a variety of views, together with aesthetic, biographical, social, ancient, racial and gendered. in addition to its better half name at the interval protecting 1820 to 1870, this set offers a accomplished review of a key century in American ancient and literary reports.

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In general, therefore, the trusts should be allowed to go about their business. Croly also acknowledged that trusts could sometimes misbehave; they sometimes used unfair methods of competition, mistreated their workers, or in other ways operated in a manner that was harmful to society. To meet those cases, the nation needed a government strong enough to regulate misbehaving corporations, equipped with sufficient power to hold quasi-judicial hearings and drag back into line those that persisted in their wrongful conduct.

In No Mentor but Myself: Jack London on Writers and Writing, edited by Dale L. Walker and Jeanne Campbell Reesman, pp. 54–57. : Stanford University Press, 1999. Phelps [Ward], Elizabeth Stuart. Chapters from a Life. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1897. Thoreau, Henry David. Walden. 1854. In The Portable Thoreau, edited by Carl Bode, pp. 258–572. New York and London: Penguin Books, 1975. Secondary Works Bledstein, Burton J. The Culture of Professionalism: The Middle Class and the Development of Higher Education in America.

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