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Author Brands, H. W.

Title American colossus : the triumph of capitalism, 1865-1900 / H. W. Brands.

Imprint New York, NY : Doubleday, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    330.973 BRA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    330.97308 BRA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 614 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rise of the moguls -- Speculation as martial art -- One nation under rails -- The first triumvirate -- Toil and trouble -- Frontiers of enterprise -- The conquest of the South -- Lakota's last stand -- Profits on the Hoof -- To make the desert bloom -- Gotham and Gomorrah -- The teeming shore -- Cities of the plain -- Below the El -- The finest government money can buy -- School for scandal -- The spirit of '76 -- Lives of the parties -- Capital improvements -- The decade of the century -- Meet Jim Crow -- Affairs of the heartland -- The wages of capitalism -- Tariff bill and dollar mark -- Imperial dreams -- The apotheosis of Pierpont Morgan -- Epilogue: the democratic counterrevolution.
Summary From bestselling historian H. W. Brands, a sweeping chronicle of how a few wealthy businessmen reshaped America from a land of small farmers and small businessmen into an industrial giant.
Subject United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780385523332

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