Gilded Age

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Gild·ed Age

The period in American history from about 1870 to 1900, during which rapid industrialization, a labor pool swelled by immigration, and minimal governmental regulation allowed the upper classes to accumulate great wealth and enjoy opulent lifestyles.

[After the 1873 novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900), American author.]
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