American Colossus by H.W. Brands
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American Colossus Summary
The three decades after the Civil War saw a wholesale shift in American life, and the cause was capitalism. Driven by J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and others like them, armies of men and women were harnessed to a new vision of massive industry. A society rooted in the soil became one based in cities, and legions of immigrants were drawn to American shores.
American Colossus Reviews
"Perhaps the only significant omission in this fast-paced, engrossing narrative is a tendency to dwell on political doctrines... while only briefly discussing the dogma of ... social Darwinism, which favored the monopolists." - Publishers Weekly
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H.W. Brands Author Biography
Brands was born in Portland, Oregon, where he lived
until he went to California for college. He attended
Stanford University and studied history and mathematics.
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