The Gilded Age

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Summary

  • A compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history. In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, the U.S. population doubled in the span of a single generation, national wealth expanded, and two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life.

Notes

  • Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program American Experience on the PBS network in 2018.
  • DVD; NTSC; region 1; 16:9 presentation; Dolby digital 5.1.
  • English dialogue; optional English subtitles.

Contents

  • Gilded is not golden -- Spectacle at 5th Avenue -- A sense of shared peril -- Poverty amid plenty -- A man of iron will -- Social Darwinism -- Panic of 1893 -- The first march on Washington -- Gold vs. Workers -- From backwater to industrial leader
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