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Book Description McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PART 1. The Industrial Revolution: How It Changed Farms, Families, Cities, and the Workplace ISSUE 1. Was John D. Rockefeller a "Robber Baron"? YES: Matthew Josephson, from The Robber Barons: The Great American Capitalists, 1861-1901 NO: Ralph W. Hidy and Muriel E. Hidy, from History of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), vol. 1: Pioneering in Big Business, 1882-1911 Historian Matthew Josephson depicts John D. Rockefeller as an unconscionable manipulator who employed deception, bribery, and outright conspiracy to eliminate his competitors for control of the oil industry in the United States. Business historians Ralph W. Hidy and Muriel E. Hidy argue that Rockefeller and his associates were innovative representatives of corporate capitalism who brought stability to the often chaotic petroleum industry. ISSUE 2. Did Nineteenth-Century Women of the West Fail to Overcome the Hardships of Living on the Great Plains? YES: Christine Stansell, from "Women on the Great Plains 1865-1890", Women''s Studies NO: Glenda Riley, from A Place to Grow: Women in the American West Professor of history Christine Stansell contends that women on the Great Plains were separated from friends and relatives and consequently endured lonely lives and loveless marriages. Professor of history Glenda Riley argues that women on the Great Plains created rich and varied social lives through the development of strong support networks. ISSUE 3. Did the Industrial Revolution Disrupt the American Family? YES: Elaine Tyler May, from "The Pressure to Provide: Class, Consumerism, and Divorce in Urban America, 1880-1920", Journal of Social History NO: Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and James Leloudis, from "Cotton Mill People: Work, Community, and Protest in the Textile South, 1880-1940", The American Historical Review Elaine Tyler May, a professor of American studies and history, argues that the Industrial Revolution in the United States, with its improved technology, increasing income, and emerging consumerism, led to higher rates of divorce because family wage earners failed to meet rising expectations for material accumulation. History professors Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Robert Korstad, and James Leloudis contend that the cotton mill villages of the New South, rather than destroying family work patterns, fostered a labor system that permitted parents and children to work together as a traditional family unit. ISSUE 4. Were American Workers in the Gilded Age Conservative Capitalists? YES: Carl N. Degler, from Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America, 3rd ed. NO: Herbert G. Gutman, from Work, Culture, and Society in Industrializing America: Essays in American Working-Class and Social History Professor of history Carl N. Degler maintains that the American labor movement accepted capitalism and reacted conservatively to the radical organizational changes brought about in the economic system by big business. Professor of history Herbert G. Gutman argues that from 1843 to 1893, American factory workers attempted to humanize the system through the maintenance of their traditional, artisan, preindustrial work habits. ISSUE 5. Was City Government in Late-Nineteenth-Century America a "Conspicuous Failure"? YES: Ernest S. Griffith, from A History of American City Government: The Conspicuous Failure, 1870-1900 NO: Jon C. Teaford, from The Unheralded Triumph: City Government in America, 1860-1900 Professor of political science and political economy Ernest S. Griffith (1896-1981) argues that the city governments that were controlled by the political bosses represented a betrayal of the public trust. Professor of history Jon C. Teaford argues that municipal governments in the late nineteenth century achieved remarkable success in dealing with the challenges presented by rapid urbanization. PART 2. The Response to Industrialism: War, Depressions, and Reforms, 1898-1945 ISSUE 6. Did Yellow Jou. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_007243080X
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Book Description McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007243080X
Book Description McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11007243080X