Rebirth of a Nation by Jackson Lears :: Chapter Five Crisis and Regeneration 

Thought Questions

  • How did turn of the century utopianism manifest itself in the United States? 
  • How did capitalism and labor change in the United States during the populist and progressive eras? 
  • How did the economy of the 1890s effect the developing post civil war American middle class?
  • What was the Sherman Silver Purchase Act? 
  • How were William Jennings Bryan and J.P. Morgan representatives of factions? 
  • What was Coxey’s Army and what was their purpose? 

Primary Sources


American Literature Supplemental Reading