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Author Postel, Charles, author.

Title Equality : an American dilemma, 1866-1896 / Charles Postel.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.5097 POS    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 390 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Equality -- Farmers' grange: Federal origins -- Anti-monopoly -- Race and reunion -- Women's temperance: Sex equality -- Women's party -- Labor's knights: Labor's hour -- Equalizers -- Social equality -- Crisis of inequality: Property and poverty -- Separate and unequal -- Epilogue.
Summary The Civil War unleashed a torrent of claims for equality--in the chaotic years following the war, former slaves, women's rights activists, farmhands, and factory workers all engaged in the pursuit of the meaning of equality in America. This contest resulted in experiments in collective action, as millions joined leagues and unions. In Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1886, Charles Postel demonstrates how taking stock of these movements forces us to rethink some of the central myths of American history.
Subject Equality -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- 1865-1898.
ISBN 9780809079636 (hardcover)
0809079631 (hardcover)

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