By Joy Hakim
For the captains of males like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford the Gilded Age is a time of massive cash. know-how boomed with the discovery of trains, phones, electrical lighting fixtures, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and extra. yet for thousands of immigrant staff, it's a time of huge struggles, with adults and kids alike operating 12 to fourteen hours an afternoon lower than severe, risky stipulations. The disparity among the wealthy and the negative was once dismaying, which caused a few humans to motion. In An Age of Extremes, you will meet mom Jones, Ida Tarbell, giant invoice Haywood, Sam Gompers, and different movers and shakers, and get swept up within the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. you will additionally watch the USA take its maximum position at the global degree because the Revolution, because it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in global battle I.
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Master storyteller pleasure Hakim has excited hundreds of thousands of younger minds with the nice drama of yank background in her award-winning sequence A background people. urged via the typical center nation criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational textual content, A heritage people weaves jointly interesting tales that deliver American historical past to lifestyles. Hailed via reviewers, historians, educators, and oldsters for its intriguing, thought-provoking narrative, the books were well-known as a break-through software in instructing background and demanding interpreting talents to teenagers. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the twenty first century, kids won't ever reflect on American historical past as dull again.
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A History of US: An Age of Extremes: 1880-1917 by Joy Hakim