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The Gilded Age

Library and internet resources for research on the Gilded Age.

The Gilded Age

"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. 

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