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 massive funds. know-how boomed with the discovery of trains, phones, electrical lighting, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and extra. yet for thousands of immigrant staff, it's a time of huge struggles, with adults and youngsters alike operating 12 to fourteen hours an afternoon lower than severe, harmful stipulations. The disparity among the wealthy and the bad used to be dismaying, which brought on a few humans to motion. In An Age of Extremes, you are going to meet mom Jones, Ida Tarbell, titanic 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 position at the global degree because the Revolution, because it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in global struggle I.
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Master storyteller pleasure Hakim has excited thousands of younger minds with the nice drama of yank background in her award-winning sequence A heritage people. suggested by means of the typical middle nation criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational textual content, A background folks weaves jointly intriguing tales that carry American background to lifestyles. Hailed by means of reviewers, historians, educators, and oldsters for its intriguing, thought-provoking narrative, the books were well-known as a break-through instrument in instructing heritage and important studying talents to children. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the twenty first century, youth won't ever give some thought to American heritage as uninteresting again.
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