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American Colossus

Un libro in lingua di Brands H. W. edito da Random House Inc, 2010

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From bestselling historian H. W. Brands, a sweeping chronicle of how a few wealthy businessmen reshaped America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant.

The three decades after the Civil War saw a wholesale shift in American life, and the cause was capitalism. Driven by J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and oth­ers like them, armies of men and women were harnessed to a new vision of massive industry. A society rooted in the soil became one based in cities, and legions of immigrants were drawn to American shores.

H. W. Brands’s American Colossus portrays the stunning trans­formation of the landscape and institutions of American life in these years. Brands charts the rise of Wall Street, the growth of a national economy, the building of the railroads, and the first sparks of union life. By 1900, America was wealthier than ever, yet prosperity was precarious, inequality rampant, and democ­racy stretched thin. A populist backlash stirred.

American Colossus is an unforgettable portrait of the years when a recognizably modern America first took shape.


From the Hardcover edition.

Informazioni bibliografiche

  • Titolo del Libro in lingua: American Colossus
  • Sottotitolo: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900
  • Lingua: English
  • AutoreBrands H. W.
  • Editore: Random House Inc
  • Collana:  (Paperback)
  • Data di Pubblicazione: 19 Gennaio '10
  • Genere: HISTORY
  • Pagine: 819
  • ISBN-10: 0739377922
  • EAN-13: 9780739377925