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303.484 G
Descript.
xiv, 368 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"A raucous history of American democracy at its wildest--and a bold rethinking of the relationship between the people and their politics. Democracy was broken. Or that was what many Americans believed in the decades after the Civil War. Shaken by economic and technological disruption, they sought safety in aggressive, tribal partisanship. The results were the loudest, closest, most violent elections in U.S. history, driven by vibrant campaigns that drew our highest-ever voter turnouts. At the century's end, reformers finally restrained this wild system, trading away participation for civility in the process. The result was a calmer, cleaner democracy, but also a more distant one. Americans' voting rates crashed and never recovered. This is the origin story of the "normal" politics of the 20th century. Only by exploring where that civility and restraint came from can we understand what is happening to our democracy today. The Age of Acrimony charts the rise and fall of 19th-century America's unruly politics through the lives of a remarkable father-daughter dynasty. The radical congressman William "Pig Iron" Kelley and his fiery, Progressive daughter Florence Kelley led lives packed with drama, intimately tied to their nation's politics. Through their friendships and feuds, campaigns and crusades, Will and Florie trace the narrative of a democracy in crisis. In telling the tale of what it cost to cool our republic, historian Jon Grinspan reveals our divisive political system's enduring capacity to heal itself"-- Provided by publisher.
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Title
How Americans fought to fix their democracy, 1865-1915
ISBN/ISSN
9781635574623 (hardcover)
Descript.
1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Series
Note
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
The Great Experiment (1:39) -- Manhattan (2:26) -- Rapid Change Threatens Order (1:37) -- Erie Canal (2:17) -- Lower Manhattan - Commercial District (1:43) -- New York Vortex (1:18) -- Illustrious New Yorkers (3:29) -- Penny Papers (2:09) -- Role of Newspapers (2:29) -- The American Museum (4:35) -- Immigrants (3:08) -- Potato Famine and Mass Migration (2:20) -- Irish Versus Black (2:19) -- Attempt at Assimilation (2:18) -- 1850s Riots (2:01) -- Tammany Hall (0:52) -- State Versus City Police (1:11) -- Description of "Celtic" Temperment (1:15) -- Walt Whitman (3:43) -- New York and Whitman's Style (1:55) -- Whitman's Optimism (1:57) -- Whitman and Sexuality (2:23) -- Whitman's Poetry (1:51) -- Financial Panic (2:38) -- Need for Park Space (2:25) -- Central Park (2:46) -- Public Works and Economic Despair (1:13) -- Art and Nature (2:17) -- Ideals of Central Park (2:00) -- Park for the Rich (3:19) -- Lincoln Campaigns in New York (3:45) -- New York City Considers Secession (2:05) -- New York Supports the North (2:27) -- Civil War New York (1:27) -- Anger with War and Draft (2:28) -- Buildup to Civil War Draft Riots of 1863 (2:42) -- Irish in Civil War Draft Riots of 1863 (2:34) -- Damage in Civil War Draft Riots (2:18) -- Targets of Civil War Draft Riots (1:39) -- Civil War Draft Riots Consume Black Orphanage (1:33) -- Nightfall During Civil War Draft Riots (2:50) -- Lynching During Civil War Draft Riots of 1863 (1:32) -- Union Troops Quell Civil War Draft Riots (1:51) -- Toll of Civil War Draft Riots (1:42) -- Reflecting on the Civil War Draft Riots (2:23) -- Blacks Leave the City (1:01) -- Expanding Vision for New York (2:14) -- Irish, the Draft and Politics (1:11) -- New York's Response to Lincoln's Assassination (3:42) -- Additional Resources, Sponsors & Credits: New York, 1825-1865: Order and Disorder (3:59)
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Summary
This episode of New York: A Documentary Film details New York's enormous growth as a booming commercial center and multi-ethnic port, and the mounting tensions that set the stage for the nation's bloodiest riot. Filmmaker Ric Burns examines how New York City swelled into the nation's greatest industrial metropolis as a massive wave of German and Irish immigration turned the city into one of the world's most complex urban environments, bringing with it a host of new social problems. The program reveals how the city's artists, innovators and leaders, from poet Walt Whitman to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the designers of Central Park) grappled with the city's growing conflicts - which culminated in the catastrophic Civil War Draft Riots of 1863.
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9 & up.
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Mode of access: Internet.
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Films for the Humanities (Firm)
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Title
Order and Disorder
New York (Television program)
Call #
813 M531
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
xxiii, 415 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-388) and index.
Contents
Melville: from his time to ours -- Childhood and youth -- Going native -- Becoming a writer -- Escape to New York -- Hunting the whale -- Captain America -- "Herman Melville crazy" -- Seeing too much -- The magazinist -- Adrift -- Season of death -- The quiet end.
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ISBN/ISSN
0375403140
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