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“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
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.
Well I ordered this book for a class, and needed it quickly. What I got was a book of poems and a zero on my assignment because I didn't have enough time to order the correct book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Megan
I looked forward to this book, first because it covers a timeframe (1877-1920) when rampant public and private corruption in American society was reformed and eventually... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank T. Manheim
I first read Robert Wiebe's book The Search for Order when I was a graduate student in the early 1980's. Read morePublished 9 months ago by not a natural
The transition from the US frontier to the rise of Big Big Business and the Urban Sprawl. A good start in the study of Populism, as it shows the rifts in the Duality of man... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Roy E Pearson
This was a good book that explained the progressive movement differently than other books that I have read. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Martin C. Howden
Wiebe focuses too much on the comparisons in this era between small town America and urban. He tales a long time to get where he's going. Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Ed Danis
Wiebe, professor of history at Northwestern University, argues in his book that the period of American history from 1877 to 1920 was a time of transition and collapse. Read morePublished on February 16, 2012 by Lawrence Ore
This is a tremendous accounting of the end of the 19th Century. It shows what a period of flux the United States was in during this time in an analytic, scholarly way.Published on May 30, 2011 by J. Smallridge