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This presentation discusses the period in American history known as the Gilded Age (c.1870-1900). It gives an historical overview of the people and events that contributed to a time defined by the duality of optimism and anxiety. Issues of power, inequality and the common good raise compelling questions about whether contemporary American society might be experiencing another Gilded Age today.
monopoly, inequality, robber baron, big business, 19th century
Social History | United States History
O'Donnell, Edward T. Ph.D. '86, "What Was the Gilded Age (and Are We in Another One Now)?" (2014). Lunchtime Learning Webinar Series. 1.