mural celebrating a NoMad icon and the history of the neighborhood during the Gilded Age
America's first Gilded Age
began in the late 19th century with a raft of innovations -- railroads, steel production, oil extraction -- but culminated in mammoth trusts run by "robber barons" like JP Morgan, John D.
Following on the success of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, Therese Anne Fowler turns her attention from the Jazz Age to the Gilded Age
and the life story of another Alabama-born woman, this time the multi-millionaire Alva Vanderbilt.
Synopsis: Mark Twain called it the Gilded Age
. Between 1870 and 1900, the United States' population doubled, accompanied by an unparalleled industrial expansion, and an explosion of wealth unlike any the world had ever seen.
cub reporters walked into the newsroom without the benefit of a college degree in newswork.
This unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern institutions to protect consumers and investors -- from the Gilded Age
through the New Deal and the Great Society.
I'm not a big fan of paranormal fiction, but Rose Gallagher, the protagonist of Erin Lindsey's Gilded Age
thriller Murder on Millionaires' Row (Macmillan Audio, 10 hours), is so disarmingly charming and fabulously feisty that I happily followed the spectral happenings that swirl around her from the get-go.
Before Journalism Schools: How Gilded Age
Reporters Learned the Rules
The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age
, 1865-1896, by Richard White.
As Hope's crew descends upon Victorian high society, they learn that the glitter of the Gilded Age
also possesses a hidden darkness far more dangerous than history books ever chronicled.
In compiled and edited by Helen Zoe Veit (Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University), "Food in the American Gilded Age
" excerpts from a wide range of Gilded Age
sources ranging from period cookbooks, to advice manuals, to dietary studies--revealing the jarring eating and cooking differentials between classes and regions at a time when technology and industrialization were transforming what and how people ate.
One of these gilded age
buildings has recently hit the market in NYC, with a fairly hefty price tag of $50 million.