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The Resource Age of betrayal : the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900, Jack Beatty

Age of betrayal : the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900, Jack Beatty

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Age of betrayal : the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900
Title
Age of betrayal
Title remainder
the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900
Statement of responsibility
Jack Beatty
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A fresh look at the Gilded Age, when an oligarchy of wealth triumphed over democracy. At the end of the Civil War, with the rebellion put down and slavery ended, America belonged to Lincoln's "plain people." But "government of the people" and economic democracy were betrayed by political parties that fanned memories of the war to distract Americans from government of the corporation. Jay Gould, the "Mephisto of Wall Street," never runs for office, but he rules. A depression brought on by railroad speculation throws millions out of work, the hungry riot for bread in Buffalo, the homeless sleep on Chicago's streets, strikers are shot, and the nation's presidents avert their eyes. God instructs President McKinley to invade Cuba and seize the Philippines from Spain; turning from liberators to occupiers, U.S. troops slaughter and starve the (Roman Catholic) Filipinos in the name of "Christianizing" them.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Age of betrayal : the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900, Jack Beatty
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-463) and index
Contents
Annihilating space -- Rome of the railroads -- "Vote yourself a tariff" -- "Vote yourself a farm" -- The inverted Constitution -- The scandal of Santa Clara -- Anti-democracy -- Tom Scott, political capitalist -- Bread or blood -- The politics of the future -- Revolution from above -- Mississippi and the American way
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 483 p.
Isbn
9781400040285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006048729
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm71812875
  • (OCoLC)71812875
Label
Age of betrayal : the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900, Jack Beatty
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-463) and index
Contents
Annihilating space -- Rome of the railroads -- "Vote yourself a tariff" -- "Vote yourself a farm" -- The inverted Constitution -- The scandal of Santa Clara -- Anti-democracy -- Tom Scott, political capitalist -- Bread or blood -- The politics of the future -- Revolution from above -- Mississippi and the American way
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 483 p.
Isbn
9781400040285
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006048729
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm71812875
  • (OCoLC)71812875

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