Standing at Armageddon by Nell Irvin Painter
A Grassroots History of the Progressive Era

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"A consistently engrossing, occasionally irreverent, always smoothly written history of America's painful entry into the modern age."—Kirkus Reviews

Standing at Armageddon is a comprehensive and lively historical account of America's shift from a rural and agrarian society to an urban and industrial society. Nell Irvin Painter will be featured in the PBS multipart series The Progressive Era with Bill Moyers, which coincides with the release of the updated edition of this acclaimed work.

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Nell Irvin Painter is the award-winning author of many books, including Sojourner Truth, Southern History Across the Color Line, Creating Black Americans, The History of White People, and Standing at Armageddon. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University and lives in Newark, New Jersey, and the Adirondacks.
Published March 7, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 458 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The turmoil that attended America's shift from a rural, agrarian society to an urban, industrial one, described with a highly-readable combination of scholarly thoroughness and stylistic verve.

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