The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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Book Reviews

Elongating the Progressive Era

Rebecca Edwards. New Spirits: Americans in the Gilded Age, 1865-1905. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. 296 pp. Introduction, illustrations, notes, bibliography, study questions, index. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 0-19-514-728-6.

Richard R. Johna1

a1 University of Illinois at Chicago

Richard R. John is professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His recent publications include the edited collection Ruling Passions: Political Economy in Nineteenth-Century America (2006). He is currently completing a history of early American telecommunications.