Rebirth Of A Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920

Paperback | June 8, 2010

byJackson Lears

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"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued." —The New York Times Book Review

“Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.” —The Washington Post

An illuminating and authoritative history of America in the years between the Civil War and World War I, Jackson Lears’s Rebirth of a Nation was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game—at once engaging and tightly argued." —The New York Times Book Review “Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.” —The ...

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In the half-century between the Civil War and World War I, dreams of spiritual, moral, and physical rebirth formed the foundation for the modern United States. Inspired by imperial ambition, presidents and entrepreneurs—from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson to Andrew Carnegie—helped usher the nation into the modern era, but someti...

Jackson Lears is Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University and the editor ofRaritan: A Quarterly Review. The author ofFables of Abundance(winner of theLos Angeles TimesBook Prize for history),Something for Nothing, andNo Place of Grace, Lears writes forThe New York Times,The Washington Post, andThe New Republic. He ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:June 8, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060747501

ISBN - 13:9780060747503

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“In this sweeping and charged history, Jackson Lears brilliantly evokes a defining era in American history. He recasts what we have blandly called the ‘Gilded Age,’ revealing a time of profound change, sharp conflict, and enduring consequence.”