Richard White on America's Gilded Age ... and How it's Echoed Today

52 min
at 10:00 AM
Historian Richard White (Photo: Jesse White)

The Gilded Age was an era of incredible wealth and innovation, but also crushing poverty, government corruption and broken promises to former slaves and Native Americans. Richard White's new book, "The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age," dissects this era of contradictions and what it means for present-day inequality and populism.

Guests:
Richard White,
professor of American history, Stanford University; author, "The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896"

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