PBS explores Andrew Carnegie’s ascent from poverty, discussing how he amassed an unimaginable fortune in the steel industry.
New York City in 1897 exemplified both “sides” of the Gilded Age. Time discusses the dichotomy and compares American inequality- then vs. today.
John Green talks about the industrial economy that arose in the United States on the heels of the Civil War.
A historian explains to NPR the history and legacy of the Haymarket Riots.
The New York Times documents Frederick Douglass’s fight against scientific racism.
The Library of Congress writes about the urbanization of America in the late 19th century.