Profound and deepening economic inequalities. Widespread state violence and racial terrorism against ethnic minorities. Immigration restrictions based on xenophobia and fear. Activist movements for liberty and justice for all. America in the Gilded Age has a great deal to tell us about America 2021.
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INSTRUCTOR: Ben Railton is Professor of English Studies and American Studies at Fitchburg State University. He is the author of five books, most recently We the People: The 500-Year Battle over Who is an American. He writes a daily American Studies blog and the biweekly “Considering History” column for the Saturday Evening Post online.
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