"A sensitive, gracefully written synthesis...He dispels old myths and offers a compelling new view.--William E. Leuchtenburg
"A unified intelligible overview of the half century before 1920...Required reading for anyone interested in modern America, or for that matter in the modern world. The book abounds with information and is written very gracefully."--Walter Nugent, Journal of American History
About the Author
Robert H. Wiebe, professor of history at Northwestern University, is the author of The Segmented Society and Self Rule: A Cultural History of American Democracy.