A Very Different Age: Americans Of The Progressive Era by Steven J. DinerA Very Different Age: Americans Of The Progressive Era by Steven J. Diner

A Very Different Age: Americans Of The Progressive Era

bySteven J. Diner

Paperback | October 30, 1998

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The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods, millions of additional jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner draws on the rich scholarship of recent social history to show how these changes affected Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life, and in doing so offers a striking new interpretation of a crucial epoch in our history.

Steven J. Diner, professor of history at George Mason University, is the author or editor of five other books, including A City and Its Universities: Public Policy in Chicago. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Title:A Very Different Age: Americans Of The Progressive EraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 30, 1998Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0809016117

ISBN - 13:9780809016112

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From Our Editors

Much like our current age, the early 20th century saw a remarkable rate of technological advances, setting the course for industrial development over the next 100 years. A Very Different Age chronicles the new inventions, consumer goods, jobs and wealth that poured in, affecting Americans at all socio-economic levels. Author and history professor Steven J. Diner produces a fascinating approach to looking at an important age in history that may well mirror and predict ours.

Editorial Reviews

"Steven Diner's welcome guide to the Progressive Era helps us understand why the decades between 1890 and 1920 are known as the 'watershed' of American history, and how its transformations formed the basis for changes in our own time." -Kathryn Kish Skylar, Distinguished Professor of History, State University of New York, Binghamton"Succinct and fluid...[a] rewarding social history [that] is an excellent book for both experienced historians and novices." -Library Journal"A harbinger of a better day for readers interested in American history...Diner writes as a scholar but not as one concerned only about reactions among other scholars. [This work may] indicate not only a closing of the long-standing gap between popular and scholarly historical writing, but also that which has existed in the United States since the 1970s between the historical profession and the public potentially interested in what historians might say." -Ernest R. May, The Times Literary Supplement