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This guide contains information on how to research the Gilded Age. Tabs at the top of the guide correspond to types of information you may need to find during the research process.
"Named after an 1873 social satire by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, the Gilded Age encompasses the years from the 1870s to 1900. Scholars tend to see the legacies of the Civil War and Reconstruction as important contributors to the transformations that took place in the last three decades of the nineteenth century."
Source: Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed.