Originally published 03/08/2018
One lesson is that the history of Gilded Ages is complicated and that should give us hope.
Originally published 02/15/2018
Right after the Civil War, says Stanford's Richard White, Americans were really hopeful, then reality hit
By the 1870s the gulf between the ideal and the reality had widened considerably and would continue to widen for the rest of the century.
Originally published 10/27/2017
Not since the time of the Carnegies, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts at the turn of the 20th century was so much owned by so few.
Originally published 10/04/2017
Everywhere he looks, Republican strategist and lobbyist Bruce Mehlman sees “eerie” parallels between the Gilded Age and today.
Originally published 02/15/2014
Lewis L. Gould
Morgan, who passed away in January, almost single-handedly rescued the study of the late nineteenth century from history's proverbial ash heap.
Originally published 06/12/2013
Michael Lind is the author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States and co-founder of the New America Foundation.My previous Salon essay, in which I asked why there are not any libertarian countries, if libertarianism is a sound political philosophy, has infuriated members of the tiny but noisy libertarian sect, as criticisms of cults by outsiders usually do. The weak logic and bad scholarship that suffuse libertarian responses to my article tend to reinforce me in my view that, if they were not paid so well to churn out anti-government propaganda by plutocrats like the Koch brothers and various self-interested corporations, libertarians would play no greater role in public debate than do the followers of Lyndon LaRouche or L. Ron Hubbard....
Originally published 01/14/2013
With the American premier of Downton Abbey, season three, here are five history lessons based on the popular television series provided by Katherine Howe, author and lecturer of American studies at Cornell University. The paperback of Howe’s novel, “The House of Velvet and Glass,” takes place in the same time period and will be released on Jan. 29 by Hyperion/Voice.The real women behind Cora, Countess of Grantham and her mother, Martha Levinson
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