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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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.
Most of all, the contributors show how strongly the fabled glitz of wealthy Americans in the Gilded Age contrasted with the lives of most Americans.
The Gilded Age is also significant in food history for the introduction of many new dishes and cuisines brought by immigrants during the period.
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COMING on the heels of the celebrated exhibit of Philippine 19th-century art in Europe, 'Filipinos in the Gilded Age,' Leon Gallery is coming up with a special display of 17 major paintings from its forthcoming September auction that all together interrogates Philippine cultural identity in the visual arts-or the lack thereof.
It will intrigue anyone who is interested in a good detective story or in exploring the gritty underside of the Gilded Age in America's heartland.
But people are starting to look at Facebook and Google and wonder how they are moretrustworthy or transparentthan Standard Oil or US Steel, the Gilded Age corporate behemoths.
Bennett's book, The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age (2013), published by the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, which owns so many of Henry and Arabella's possessions.
Thus, both general readers and historians of the Gilded Age will find much to like about this study.
I was teaching a class on the Gilded Age, a course that traces the decline of what the historian Robert Wiebe described as a nation of "island communities.
They remember in detail because they didn't just learn about railroads during the Gilded Age, they lived them.
He admitted in a new interview that there was no way he could keep writing Downton at the same time as working on his next project, The Gilded Age, for US network NBC Universal.