TTC Video - America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era [24 Lectures (M4V)] [INFERNO]
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24 lectures | 30 minutes per lecture
America stands at a dramatic crossroads:
Massive banks and corporations wield disturbing power.
The huge income gap between the 1% and the other 99% grows visibly wider.
Astounding new technologies are changing American lives.
Conflicts over U.S. military interventionism, the environment, and immigration dominate public debate.
Sound familiar? You might be surprised to know that these headlines were ripped, not from today's newspaper, but from newspapers over 100 years ago. These and other issues that characterize the early 21st century were also the hallmarks of the transformative periods known as the Gilded Age (1865-1900) and the Progressive Era (1900-1920).
1865: "Bind Up the Nation's Wounds"
The Reconstruction Revolution
Buffalo Bill Cody and the Myth of the West
Smokestack Nation: The Industrial Titans
Andrew Carnegie: The Self-Made Ideal
Big Business: Democracy for Sale?
The New Immigrants: A New America
Big Cities: The Underbelly Revealed
Popular Culture: Jazz, Modern Art, Movies
New Technology: Cars, Electricity, Records
The 1892 Homestead Strike
Morals and Manners: Middle-Class Society
Mrs. Vanderbilt's Gala Ball
Populist Revolt: The Grangers and Coxey
Rough Riders and the Imperial Dream
No More Corsets: The New Woman
Trust-Busting in the Progressive Era
The 1911 Triangle Fire and Reform
Theodore Roosevelt, Conservationist
Urban Reform: How the Other Half Lives
The 17th Amendment: Democracy Restored
Early Civil Rights: Washington or Du Bois?
Over There: A World Safe for Democracy
Upheaval and the End of an Era