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At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for Order, Robert Wiebe shows how, in subsequent years, during theProgressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism.

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.

At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for Order, Robert Wiebe shows how, in subsequent years, during the Progressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism.

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

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At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for Order, Robert Wiebe shows how, in subsequent years, during theProgressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism.

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Includes bibliographical essay (p. 303-324) and index.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809001040
Author:
Wiebe, Robert H.
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Political Parties
Subject:
Progressivism (united states politics)
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Middle class
Subject:
Progressivism
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
US History-1860 to 1920
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
The Making of America
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
19660131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bibliography, index
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.52 x 0.935 in

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At the end of the Reconstruction, the spread of science and technology, industrialism, urbanization, immigration, and economic depressions eroded Americans' conventional beliefs in individualism and a divinely ordained social system. In The Search for Order, Robert Wiebe shows how, in subsequent years, during theProgressive Era of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, Americans sought the organizing principles around which a new viable social order could be constructed in the modern world. This subtle and sophisticated study combines the virtues of historical narrative, sociological analysis, and social criticism.

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