- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : Empire Building
In Jean Strouse’s Morgan: American Financier, J. P. Morgan emerges as a man who was critical in reorganizing bankrupt railroads, attracting gold and investment to the United States, and building a financial empire, but who, at his death in 1913, was one of the most vilified men of the Gilded Age.
Edward J. Renehan Jr. examines Theodore Roosevelt’s view of war and how this affected his children, based on his book The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War.
Jeremi Suri, a historian at the University of Texas at Austin, argues that Americans have never been isolated from international politics and military conflicts, but rather have projected power on the world stage since before the Revolutionary War. Yet during the late 19th century, Suri notes, American involvement abroad grew profoundly deeper, broader, and more militaristic.