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 funds. know-how boomed with the discovery of trains, phones, electrical lighting fixtures, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and extra. yet for hundreds of thousands of immigrant employees, it's a time of massive struggles, with adults and youngsters alike operating 12 to fourteen hours an afternoon below severe, harmful 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 are going to meet mom Jones, Ida Tarbell, colossal invoice Haywood, Sam Gompers, and different movers and shakers, and get swept up within the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt. you are going to additionally watch the U.S. take its maximum function at the global degree because the Revolution, because it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in global battle I.
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Master storyteller pleasure Hakim has excited hundreds of thousands of younger minds with the good drama of yankee background in her award-winning sequence A background folks. advised via the typical middle kingdom criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational textual content, A historical past people weaves jointly fascinating tales that convey American heritage to lifestyles. Hailed via reviewers, historians, educators, and fogeys for its interesting, thought-provoking narrative, the books were famous as a break-through instrument in educating historical past and significant analyzing talents to youngsters. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the twenty first century, teens won't ever examine American background as dull again.
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