The Republic for which it Stands

The Republic for which it Stands

An "account of the Gilded Age's real legacy that lies buried beneath its capitalists of legend and its corrupt politicians"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Richard White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199735815

Category: History

Page: 941

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An "account of the Gilded Age's real legacy that lies buried beneath its capitalists of legend and its corrupt politicians"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Capitalism in America

Capitalism in America

Richard White, The Republic for which it Stands. The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 841. H. W. Brands, American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865–1900 ...

Author: Alan Greenspan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780735222458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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From the legendary former Fed Chairman and the acclaimed Economist writer and historian, the full, epic story of America's evolution from a small patchwork of threadbare colonies to the most powerful engine of wealth and innovation the world has ever seen. Shortlisted for the 2018 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award From even the start of his fabled career, Alan Greenspan was duly famous for his deep understanding of even the most arcane corners of the American economy, and his restless curiosity to know even more. To the extent possible, he has made a science of understanding how the US economy works almost as a living organism--how it grows and changes, surges and stalls. He has made a particular study of the question of productivity growth, at the heart of which is the riddle of innovation. Where does innovation come from, and how does it spread through a society? And why do some eras see the fruits of innovation spread more democratically, and others, including our own, see the opposite? In Capitalism in America, Greenspan distills a lifetime of grappling with these questions into a thrilling and profound master reckoning with the decisive drivers of the US economy over the course of its history. In partnership with the celebrated Economist journalist and historian Adrian Wooldridge, he unfolds a tale involving vast landscapes, titanic figures, triumphant breakthroughs, enlightenment ideals as well as terrible moral failings. Every crucial debate is here--from the role of slavery in the antebellum Southern economy to the real impact of FDR's New Deal to America's violent mood swings in its openness to global trade and its impact. But to read Capitalism in America is above all to be stirred deeply by the extraordinary productive energies unleashed by millions of ordinary Americans that have driven this country to unprecedented heights of power and prosperity. At heart, the authors argue, America's genius has been its unique tolerance for the effects of creative destruction, the ceaseless churn of the old giving way to the new, driven by new people and new ideas. Often messy and painful, creative destruction has also lifted almost all Americans to standards of living unimaginable to even the wealthiest citizens of the world a few generations past. A sense of justice and human decency demands that those who bear the brunt of the pain of change be protected, but America has always accepted more pain for more gain, and its vaunted rise cannot otherwise be understood, or its challenges faced, without recognizing this legacy. For now, in our time, productivity growth has stalled again, stirring up the populist furies. There's no better moment to apply the lessons of history to the most pressing question we face, that of whether the United States will preserve its preeminence, or see its leadership pass to other, inevitably less democratic powers.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Line of Blood and Dirt

A Line of Blood and Dirt

... August 16, 1900, 132, DIA ARO, LAC; Elias, The Dakota of the Canadian Northwest, 205. Chapter 3 1. Richard White, The Republic For Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (New York: ...

Author: Benjamin Hoy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197528716

Category: History

Page: 336

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The untold history of the multiracial making of the border between Canada and the United States. Often described as the longest undefended border in the world, the Canada-US border was born in blood, conflict, and uncertainty. At the end of the American Revolution, Britain and the United States imagined a future for each of their nations that stretched across a continent. They signed treaties with one another dividing lands neither country could map, much less control. A century and a half later, Canada and the United States had largely fulfilled those earlier ambitions. Both countries had built nations that stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific and had made an expansive international border that restricted movement. The vision that seemed so clear in the minds of diplomats and politicians never behaved as such on the ground. Both countries built their border across Indigenous lands using hunger, violence, and coercion to displace existing communities and to disrupt their ideas of territory and belonging. The border's length undermined each nation's attempts at control. Unable to prevent movement at the border's physical location for over a century, Canada and the United States instead found ways to project fear across international lines They aimed to stop journeys before they even began.
Categories: History

A Nation Forged by Crisis

A Nation Forged by Crisis

Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877 (New York: Harper and Row, 1988), 533; ... The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (New York: Oxford ...

Author: Jay Sexton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781541617223

Category: History

Page: 256

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A concise new history of the United States revealing that crises -- not unlike those of the present day -- have determined our nation's course from the start In A Nation Forged by Crisis, historian Jay Sexton contends that our national narrative is not one of halting yet inevitable progress, but of repeated disruptions brought about by shifts in the international system. Sexton shows that the American Revolution was a consequence of the increasing integration of the British and American economies; that a necessary precondition for the Civil War was the absence, for the first time in decades, of foreign threats; and that we cannot understand the New Deal without examining the role of European immigrants and their offspring in transforming the Democratic Party. A necessary corrective to conventional narratives of American history, A Nation Forged by Crisis argues that we can only prepare for our unpredictable future by first acknowledging the contingencies of our collective past.
Categories: History

A True History of the United States

A True History of the United States

National Identity , " from Beyond Confederation : Origins of the Constitution and American Identity , ed . ... The Republic for Which It Stands : The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age , 1865-1896 ( 2017 ) .

Author: Daniel A. Sjursen

Publisher: Truth to Power

ISBN: 9781586422547

Category: History

Page: 688

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“Thought-provoking—a must read for [everyone] seeking a firm grasp of accurate American history." —Kirkus (starred review) Brilliant, readable, and raw. Maj. (ret.) Danny Sjursen, who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at West Point, delivers a true epic and the perfect companion to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Sjursen shifts the lens and challenges readers to think critically and to apply common sense to their understanding of our nation's past—and present—so we can view history as never before. A True History of the United States was inspired by a course that Sjursen taught to cadets at West Point, his alma mater. With chapter titles such as "Patriots or Insurgents?" and "The Decade That Roared and Wept", A True History is accurate with respect to the facts and intellectually honest in its presentation and analysis. • Essential reading for every American with a conscience. • Meticulously researched, Sjursen provides a more complete sense of history and encourages readers to view our country objectively. • Sjursen’s powerful storytelling reveals balanced portraits of key figures and the role they played. "Sjursen exposes the dominant historical narrative as at best myth, and at times a lie . . . He brings out from the shadows those who struggled, often at the cost of their own lives, for equality and justice. Their stories, so often ignored or trivialized, give us examples of who we should emulate and who we must become." —Chris Hedges, author of Empire of Illusion and America: The Farewell Tour
Categories: History

Zombie History

Zombie History

Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877 (New York: Norton, 1988) is the seminal work ... The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (New York: ...

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472054527

Category: History

Page: 203

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Fake history is not a harmless mistake of fact or interpretation. It is a mistake that conceals prejudice; a mistake that discriminates against certain kinds of people; a mistake held despite a preponderance of evidence; a mistake that harms us. Fake history is like the Zombies we see in mass media, for the fake fact, like the fictional Zombie, lives by turning real events and people into monstrous perversions of fact and interpretation. Its pervasiveness reveals that prejudice remains its chief appeal to those who believe it. Its effect is insidious, because we cannot or will not destroy those mischievous lies. Zombie history is almost impossible to kill. Some Zombie history was and is political, a genre of what Hannah Arendt called “organizational lying” about the past. Its makers designed the Zombie to create a basis in the false past for particular discriminatory policies. Other history Zombies are cultural. They encapsulate and empower prejudice and stereotyping. Still other popular history Zombies do not look disfigured, but like Zombies walk among us without our realizing how devastating their impact can be. Zombie History argues that, whatever their purpose, whatever the venue in which they appear, history Zombies undermine the very foundations of disinterested study of the past.
Categories: History

Four Threats

Four Threats

The Recurring Crises of American Democracy Suzanne Mettler, Robert C. Lieberman ... 18 Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (New York: Oxford University ...

Author: Suzanne Mettler

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250244437

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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An urgent, historically-grounded take on the four major factors that undermine American democracy, and what we can do to address them. While many Americans despair of the current state of U.S. politics, most assume that our system of government and democracy itself are invulnerable to decay. Yet when we examine the past, we find that the United States has undergone repeated crises of democracy, from the earliest days of the republic to the present. In Four Threats, Suzanne Mettler and Robert C. Lieberman explore five moments in history when democracy in the U.S. was under siege: the 1790s, the Civil War, the Gilded Age, the Depression, and Watergate. These episodes risked profound—even fatal—damage to the American democratic experiment. From this history, four distinct characteristics of disruption emerge. Political polarization, racism and nativism, economic inequality, and excessive executive power—alone or in combination—have threatened the survival of the republic, but it has survived—so far. What is unique, and alarming, about the present moment in American politics is that all four conditions exist. This convergence marks the contemporary era as a grave moment for democracy. But history provides a valuable repository from which we can draw lessons about how democracy was eventually strengthened—or weakened—in the past. By revisiting how earlier generations of Americans faced threats to the principles enshrined in the Constitution, we can see the promise and the peril that have led us to today and chart a path toward repairing our civic fabric and renewing democracy.
Categories: Political Science

Ages of American Capitalism

Ages of American Capitalism

Richard White , The Republic for Which It Stands : The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age , 1865-1896 ( New York : Oxford University Press , 2017 ) , 2363 ; Eric Foner , Reconstruction , updated ed . , America's ...

Author: Jonathan Levy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812995022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 928

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A leading economic historian traces the evolution of American capitalism from the colonial era to the present—and argues that we’ve reached a turning point that will define the era ahead. “A monumental achievement, sure to become a classic.”—Zachary D. Carter, author of The Price of Peace In this ambitious single-volume history of the United States, economic historian Jonathan Levy reveals how capitalism in America has evolved through four distinct ages and how the country’s economic evolution is inseparable from the nature of American life itself. The Age of Commerce spans the colonial era through the outbreak of the Civil War, and the Age of Capital traces the lasting impact of the industrial revolution. The volatility of the Age of Capital ultimately led to the Great Depression, which sparked the Age of Control, during which the government took on a more active role in the economy, and finally, in the Age of Chaos, deregulation and the growth of the finance industry created a booming economy for some but also striking inequalities and a lack of oversight that led directly to the crash of 2008. In Ages of American Capitalism, Levy proves that capitalism in the United States has never been just one thing. Instead, it has morphed through the country’s history—and it’s likely changing again right now. “A stunning accomplishment . . . an indispensable guide to understanding American history—and what’s happening in today’s economy.”—Christian Science Monitor “The best one-volume history of American capitalism.”—Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton
Categories: Business & Economics

Sweet Taste of Liberty

Sweet Taste of Liberty

A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America W. Caleb McDaniel ... Richard White, The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), ...

Author: W. Caleb McDaniel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190846992

Category: African Americans

Page: 340

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The author focuses on the experience of Henrietta Wood, a freed slave who wassold back into slavery, eventually freed again, and who then sued the man whohad sold her back into bondage--and won. won.
Categories: African Americans

The American Pageant

The American Pageant

Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age 1869–1896 Grant ... had ... Making of Modern America (2011) , The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 18651896 (2017) F economicueled by robust ...

Author: David M. Kennedy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357390498

Category: History

Page: 50

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You may not think that a history book could make you laugh, but THE AMERICAN PAGEANT just might. It's known for being one of the most popular, effective and entertaining texts on American history. Colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations and the authors' trademark wit bring history to life. Learning aids make the book as accessible as it is enjoyable: part openers and chapter-ending chronologies provide a context for the major periods in American history, while primary sources and introductions to key historical figures give you a front row seat to the nation's past. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History