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(1878-1889) Gilded Age

Websites

Captains of Industry - Biographies
Biographies of John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan and Thomas Edison, including video. Presented by A & E Television. 
Chicago Workers in the Long Gilded Age
What were working conditions like in Chicago during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? What efforts did workers make to change these conditions? How did industries—and the public—respond to their demands? Primary sources to address these questions from the Newberry Library, Chicago. 
Dramas of Haymarket
The 1886 Haymarket bombing in Chicago is one of the seminal events in American labor history. Dramas, a joint project of the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University, presents a detailed look at the bombing, the context in which it occurred, and its continuing legacy. The site is creatively organized and well illustrated.
Garitee vs. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore
"A Gilded Age debate on the role and limits of local government" in Baltimore. Information from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. 
Gilded Age Mansions of New York's Fifth Avenue
Two-part essay with photographs documenting the historic mansions of "millionaire's row" on 5th Avenue in New York during the Gilded Age. 
The Gilded and the Gritty
Primary sources selected by the National Humanities Center, covering the social history of the period 1870-1912. 

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