By Joy Hakim
For the captains of males like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford the Gilded Age is a time of huge cash. expertise boomed with the discovery of trains, phones, electrical lighting fixtures, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and extra. yet for thousands of immigrant staff, it's a time of massive struggles, with adults and youngsters alike operating 12 to fourteen hours an afternoon less than severe, risky stipulations. The disparity among the wealthy and the negative was once dismaying, which triggered a few humans to motion. In An Age of Extremes, you will meet mom Jones, Ida Tarbell, huge invoice Haywood, Sam Gompers, and different movers and shakers, and get swept up within the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. you will additionally watch the us take its maximum function at the international degree because the Revolution, because it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in international battle I.
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Master storyteller pleasure Hakim has excited thousands of younger minds with the good drama of yank heritage in her award-winning sequence A background folks. instructed via the typical middle kingdom criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational textual content, A background folks weaves jointly interesting tales that carry American background to lifestyles. Hailed through reviewers, historians, educators, and fogeys for its intriguing, thought-provoking narrative, the books were well-known as a break-through instrument in educating heritage and demanding examining abilities to teens. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the twenty first century, adolescents won't ever reflect on American heritage as dull again.
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