Industrialization & Immigration Study Guide, 1877-1901
Enter the 19th Century Shark Tank! Rockefeller, Carnegie, & other Titans of Industry: Are they re-creators of America, rapacious thieves, both, or neither?
Dizzying technology. Unprecedented racial and ethnic interacting. Deadlocked politics. Bloodshed. An era like today, populated by people larger than life, including the richest man in human history.
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