The Devil in Babylon

The Devil in Babylon

Fear of Progress and the Birth of Modern Life

Book - 2005
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The Devil in Babylon chronicles the moral conflicts of the early twentieth century by focusing on some extraordinary people who lived through this turbulent era: an array of personalities - traditionalists as well as progressives, the powerful and the powerless - who, for better or worse, shaped the contours of contemporary North American society. Among them were anarchist Emma Goldman, actress Mae West, prohibitionist and creationist William Jennings Bryan, reformer J. S. Woodsworth, gangster Al Capone, suffragist and temperance advocate Nellie McClung, and pacifist and internationalist Jane Addams."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2005
ISBN: 9780771052736
Characteristics: ix, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports., plates ; 24 cm


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Apr 09, 2009

Good overview of America from 1800s to 1930s, worthy effort but no powerful insight

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