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    This chapter was edited by David Hochfelder, with content contributions by Jacob Betz, David Hochfelder, Gerard Koeppel, Scott Libson, Kyle Livie, Paul Matzko, Isabella Morales, Andrew Robichaud, Kate Sohasky, Joseph Super, Susan Thomas, Kaylynn Washnock, and Kevin Young.

    Recommended citation: Jacob Betz et al., “Life in Industrial America,” David Hochfelder, ed., in The American Yawp, eds. Joseph Locke and Ben Wright (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018).

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    1. Rudyard Kipling, The Works of Rudyard Kipling, Volume II (New York: Doubleday, 1899), 141.
    2. For the transformation of Chicago, see William Cronon’s defining work, Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the West (New York: Norton, 1991).
    3. See Richard White, Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (New York: Norton, 2011).
    4. Cronon, Nature’s Metropolis, 239.
    5. David Hochfelder, “Edison and the Age of Invention,” in A Companion to the Reconstruction Presidents 1865–1881, ed. Edward O. Frantz (Chichester, UK: Blackwell, 2014), 499.
    6. Ibid., 499–517.
    7. William L. Riordon, Plunkitt of Tammany Hall: A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics (New York: McClure, Phillips, 1905).
    8. Kenyon L. Butterfield, Chapters in Rural Progress (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1908), 15.
    9. L. H. Bailey, The Harvest of the Year to the Tiller of the Soil (New York: Macmillan, 1927), 60.
    10. Oscar Osburn Winther, “The Rise of Metropolitan Los Angeles, 1870–1900,” Huntington Library Quarterly 10 (August 1947), 391-405.
    11. “Chamber Meeting,” Glendora Gleaner, September 28, 1923
    12. Henry Grady, The Complete Orations and Speeches of Henry Grady, ed. Edwin DuBois Shurter (New York: Hinds, Noble and Eldredge, 1910), 7.
    13. William Fitzhugh Brundage, Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880–1930 (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1993), 82–84.
    14. Grace Elizabeth Hale, Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890–1940 (New York: Pantheon Books, 1998), 201.
    15. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women’s Campaign Against Lynching (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993), 195.
    16. Ida B. Wells, Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970).
    17. Charles Reagan Wilson, Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865–1920 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1980).
    18. Washington Gladden, The New Idolatry and Other Discussions (New York: McClure, Phillips, 1905), 21.
    19. Andrew Carnegie, “Wealth,” North American Review 391 (June 1889): 656, 660.
    20. Michael S. Kimmel, Manhood in America: A Cultural History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), 41.
    21. Norman Vance, The Sinews of the Spirit: The Ideal of Christian Manliness in Victorian Literature and Religious Thought (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985).
    22. Hochfelder, “Edison and the Age of Invention,” 499–517.

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