The Gilded Age brings together primary documents and scholarly commentary into a searchable collection that is the definitive electronic resource for students and scholars researching this important period in American history. When complete, the collection will contain over 50,000 pages of fully searchable text and associated audio and video material. These materials are frequently rare and hard-to-find, and include songs, letters, photographs, cartoons, government documents, and ephemera. In addition, the collection features numerous critical documentary essays that provide scholarly commentary and annotations to selected primary sources. Spanning from 1865 to 1902, The Gilded Age provides insight into the key issues that shaped America in the late nineteenth century, including race and ethnicity, immigration, labor, women's rights, American Indians, political corruption, and monetary policy. ; Historical Themes: Agriculture and rural life Arts, culture, and leisure Domestic life and families Economics, labor, and commerce Education and intellectual life Gender, sexuality, and women Government, law, and politics Immigration, migration, and expansion Race and ethnicity Religion and spirituality Science, technology, and medicine Social progress and reform Urban life War and military life.
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