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THE “GILDED AGE” PRESENTED BY BARBARA GULLEY

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2019

12:00pm to 1:30pm

$65.00 per person

sunday, february 24th, 2019

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the “gilded age” presented by barbara gulley

the gilded age in united states history is the late 19th century, from the 1870s to about 1900. the term for this period into use in the 1920s and 1930s and was derived from writer mark twain's and charles dudley warner's 1873 novel the gilded age: a tale of today, which satirized an era of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding. the early half of the gilded age roughly coincided with the middle portion of the victorian era in britain and the belle époque in france. its beginning in the years after the american civil war overlaps the reconstruction era (which ended in 1877).[1] it was followed in the 1890s by the progressive era.

the gilded age was an era of rapid economic growth, especially in the north and west. as american wages were much higher than those in europe, especially for skilled workers, the period saw an influx of millions of european immigrants. the rapid expansion of industrialization led to real wage growth of 60% between 1860 and 1890, spread across the ever-increasing labor force. the average annual wage per industrial worker (including men, women, and children) rose from $380 in 1880 to $564 in 1890, a gain of 48%. however, the gilded age was also an era of abject poverty and inequality as millions of immigrants—many from impoverished regions—poured into the united states, and the high concentration of wealth became more visible and contentious.

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