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Leonard, Thomas C.

Summary: In Illiberal Reformers, Thomas Leonard reexamines the economic progressives whose ideas and reform agenda underwrote the Progressive Era dismantling of laissez-faire and the creation of the regulatory welfare state, which, they believed, would humanize and rationalize industrial capitalism. But not for all. Academic social scientists such as Richard T. Ely, John R. Commons, and Edward A. Ross,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 LEO

Gordon, Robert J.

Summary: Examines the economic growth of the United States since the Civil War, arguing that the rate of growth between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated and that a number of issues are further stagnating the already slow rate of productivity growth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.3 GOR

Maggor, Noam

Summary: Brahmin Capitalism explores the surprisingly dynamic role of established wealth in the rise of modern capitalism in the United States. Far from declining in prosperity and influence, elite Bostonians of illustrious lineage - the quintessential old money families on the American scene - successfully reinvented themselves. Better known as social reformers, philanthropists, and men of letters,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.9 MAG

Hakim, Joy.

Summary: Covers the period of American history from the 1880s to World War I.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.84 HAK

Hiltzik, Michael A.

Summary: "From Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Hiltzik, the epic tale of the clash for supremacy between America's railroad titans"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 385.0973 HIL

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR
Call number: DVD 709 WOR

Summary: Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Carmegie, Morgan, Ford, the Men Who Built America. Meet the titans who forged the foundation of modern America and created the American Dream. The mini-series shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States. a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the greatest economic and technological...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: History 2012

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MEN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MEN RATED NR

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Me

Favreau, Marc

Summary: "Marc Favreau documents the Great Depression--a time when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the incredible story of how they survived and, ultimately, thrived. This is the story of the Great Depression in the United States, from the sweeping consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.91 FAV

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