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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
Genre
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
BTCTA
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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-463) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Retrospect
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xvii, 483 pages
Isbn
9781400032426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166367946
  • 1560417
  • (OCoLC)ocn166367946
  • 1560417
Label
Age of betrayal : the triumph of money in America, 1865-1900, Jack Beatty
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover by Alfred A. Knopf in 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-463) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Retrospect
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xvii, 483 pages
Isbn
9781400032426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166367946
  • 1560417
  • (OCoLC)ocn166367946
  • 1560417

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