What is the origin and meaning of the term “Gilded Age”
What is the origin and meaning of the term “Gilded Age”? How does this term characterize American society in the late nineteenth century? In what ways is this characterization accurate or inaccurate (provide examples)?
2. What vestiges (traces) of Progressivism can we see in our contemporary lives — politically, socially, and economically? Which of our present-day political processes, laws, institutions, and attitudes have their roots in the era of Progressivism? Why have these vestiges of Progressivism endured?
The word gilded age was coined by Mark Twain and can be traced from his novel with a similar title which he co-wrote with Warner and was published in the year 1873. By definition, the act of gilding involves covering a metal which has lesser value with another of value with the aim of hiding the metal beneath…………………..
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