It was a time in America when the rich were getting obscenely rich while the poor were barely getting by. When a variety of social movements were gaining strength and influence. When waves of immigrants were threatening to overwhelm the economy and society. When a young and controversial president was determined to leave his mark on the world, not just America. It sounds like we're talking about recent news, but it's actually the early years of the 20th century being described in David Traxel's book Crusader Nation.
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