Helping students relate to the significant social and culture changes that occurred in the years 1878-1913, Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library has the details and vital connections largely missing in other references.
The Almanac focuses on key topics, such as the labor movement, immigration, industrialism, corruption, development of the middle class, muckraking, the assembly line, the Titanic and child labor. Throughout are numerous illustrations and interesting sidebars make it easy to understand the political climate, people and events that shaped the time. In addition to providing further reading suggestions and research and activity ideas, a chronology framing events in the wider context, words to know section for additional clarification, and a subject index making it easy to locate target information.
"...balanced treatments assume no previous knowledge, provide ample background information, offer engaging and manageable overviews, and serve as accessible starting places for assignments...should be considered standard fare for school and public library collections that serve middle- and high-school students."
--Booklist, April 1, 2007
Price: US $87.00