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A Very Different Age: Americans of the Progressive Eraby Steven Diner
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The early twentieth century was a time of technological revolution in the United States. New inventions and corporations were transforming the economic landscape, bringing a stunning array of consumer goods, millions of additional jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner draws on the rich scholarship of recent social history to show how these changes affected Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life, and in doing so offers a striking new interpretation of a crucial epoch in our history.
The early twentieth century, like our own Information Age, was a time of technological revolution in America, with new inventions and consumer goods, new jobs, and ever more wealth. Steven J. Diner shows how these changes affected Americans of diverse backgrounds, and in so doing offers a striking new interpretation of a crucial epoch in our national history.
About the Author
Steven J. Diner, professor of history at George Mason University, is the author or editor of five other books, including A City and Its Universities: Public Policy in Chicago. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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