Standing At Armageddon: A Grassroots Histroy Of The Progressive Era by Nell Irvin PainterStanding At Armageddon: A Grassroots Histroy Of The Progressive Era by Nell Irvin Painter

Standing At Armageddon: A Grassroots Histroy Of The Progressive Era

byNell Irvin Painter

Paperback | March 25, 2008

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Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the release of the updated edition of this acclaimed work.
Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey,...
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Title:Standing At Armageddon: A Grassroots Histroy Of The Progressive EraFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.51 × 1.06 inPublished:March 25, 2008Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:039333192X

ISBN - 13:9780393331929

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The turmoil that attended America's shift from a rural, agrarian society to an urban, industrial one, described with a highly readable combination of scholarly thoroughness and stylistic verve. . . . A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age. — Kirkus ReviewsA vivid portrayal of people's history with the politics left in. With analytical cohesiveness, intellectual grasp and wit, Painter succeeds not only in integrating issues in Afro-American and women's history with the whole but also in relating the role and presence of the modern state to the trends in ordinary people's lives. . . . A gripping and forceful narrative. — Nancy F. Cott, Yale UniversityLucid and compelling. . . . The first general treatment of this era that does full justice to the struggles of working people. It will provide future historians with a good model for how to do narrative synthesis 'from the bottom up.' — George M. Fredrickson, Stanford University