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Who Built America?: Working People and the Nation's Economy, Politics, Culture and Society, Volume Two, From the Gilded Age to the Present (Who Built America?)

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At last, American history is more than presidents and robber barons, elections and battles, names and dates to memorize. Who Built America? is about working Americans -- artisans, servants, slaves, farm families, laborers, women working in the home, factory hands, and office clerks -- who played crucial roles in shaping modern America: what they thought, what they did, and ...more
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Published March 31st 1992 by Pantheon
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Terry Reed
May 17, 2017 Terry Reed rated it it was amazing
Excellent alternative to the great man theory of history. A true peoples history with many facts that should be in our school text books but are not.
Oliver Bateman
Feb 08, 2011 Oliver Bateman rated it it was amazing
The New Left historians at the American Social History Project have produced a fantastic two-volume textbook. Owing to their judicious inclusion of thought-provoking primary sources, no separate reader is necessary. My only quibble is with the authors' decision not to place discussion questions at the end of each chapter and primary source excerpt. I had to write these questions myself, and while this wasn't an entirely jejune undertaking, I'm all for working smarter rather than harder when it c ...more
Bruce
May 18, 2009 Bruce rated it it was amazing
I read the CD-ROM of this about 10 or so years ago. It's incredible and incredibly rich. Well-worth hunting down as it contains digital copies of many of the primary source materials cited in the text. A fascinating and sophisticated take put together by Roy Rozensweig, et al. that covers late 19th Century America.

The bits on Chester A. Arthur are priceless (look this obscure President up, he's worth it).
Oscar
Jun 25, 2011 Oscar rated it it was amazing
This is a great book that focuses on the impact of the working class on the development of the nation from the end of the Civil War to the early 21st century. I think it's too easy to forget just how much influence laborers and unions have had on the growth of the nation, and this book will certainly remind students of that legacy. I'm so glad I chose this book for the upcoming school year!
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