A History of US: Vol 8, Age of Extremes

Paperback | February 26, 2007

byJoy Hakim

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For the captains of industry-men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford-the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrantworkers, it is a time of big struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme, dangerous conditions. The disparity between the rich and the poor was dismaying, which prompted some people to action. In An Age of Extremes , you'll meet Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, BigBill Haywood, Sam Gompers, and other movers and shakers, and get swept up in the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. You'll also watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.

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For the captains of industry-men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford-the Gilded Age is a time of big money. Technology boomed with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrantworkers, it is a time of big struggles, with adu...

Joy Hakim is a former newspaper writer and editor and elementary school teacher who holds a bachelor's degree in government from Smith College and a master's degree in education from Goucher College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.4 × 9.02 × 0.59 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195327225

ISBN - 13:9780195327229

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"[An] exciting series... Ms. Hakim braids multiple narratives together to bring alive material long dead to children's imaginations."--The New York Times Book Review "Joy Hakim didn't rewrite history. But she did make it a whole lot more fun to read."--Education Week "Readers young and old will find themselves amused, amazed, and engrossed by this searching, opinionated survey. In every sense a fresh look at our history." --Kirkus Reviews "Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down."--Washington Post Book World "The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--Los Angeles Times "A thorough and accurate narrative of our nation's history."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "I think this is the best American history written for young people that I have ever seen."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University; Pulitzer prize-winning author of Lincoln "When master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, you're in for a breathtaking adventure."--Teaching K-8 "An attention to detail and drama alike make these recommended choices for not only readers ages 8-13 but for entire families."--Children's Bookwatch "Absorbing, real and even fun to read."--Voice of Youth Advocates "Books of real substance that speak directly to kids."--Jean Fritz, author of Shhh, We're Writing the Constitution "One of the best nonfiction series of the decade. Impossible to put down."--School Library Journal