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The Age of Energy: Varieties of American Experience, 1865-1915

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Preface
American panorama
But yet a union
The age of energy
Energy, expertise & control
Culture & race
The genteel tradition
Cosmopolitanism
Landscape & microscope
From Harrison to Havana
The Roosevelt era
Reference Notes
Index
Hardcover, 1st, 565 pages
Published 1971 by Viking Press (NY)
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The subtitle of this book explains what it is about, ?Varieties of American Experience 1865-1915?. This is a ?cultural history?, though as Jones points out in his preface, he takes great pains not to define ?culture?. Age of Energy is organized around the thesis (or theme) that the conclusion of the Civil War unleashed a hurricane of American energy upon the physical/psychic/artistic landscape of America. It was a hurricane that had its roots in the industrial revolution and the railroads.

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