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26th Dec '15 6:18:23 PM nombretomado
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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over the Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages illegal were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.

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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over the Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages illegal were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; UsefulNotes/TheAmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.
14th Dec '15 9:23:26 PM majoraoftime
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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over The Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages illegal were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.

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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over The the Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages illegal were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.
29th Nov '15 8:24:03 AM HoursGoneBy
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Eventually, people got so fed up with everything going on that a widespread reform movement began in the country around the 1890's. This is known as the Progressive Era, and it brought us UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson.

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Eventually, people got so fed up with everything going on that a widespread reform movement began in the country around the 1890's.1890s. This is known as the Progressive Era, and it brought us UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt and UsefulNotes/WoodrowWilson.
23rd Nov '15 2:21:47 AM DragonQuestZ
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* HighClassGloves: The old money decided the type of gloves to wear at certain events.
30th Sep '15 1:53:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* DimeNovel hero NickCarter was created in TheGildedAge.

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* DimeNovel hero NickCarter Literature/NickCarter was created in TheGildedAge.
11th Sep '15 6:27:14 PM kraas
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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over The Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.

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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over The Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages illegal were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.
12th Jul '15 2:12:08 AM MAI742
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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over The Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immegrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.

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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and pursuit of formal and informal dominion over The Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with largest single ethnicity changing from English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immegrants immigrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews and Chinese.Chinese. While anti-miscegenation laws making Chinese-European and African-European marriages were successfully enacted in a number of states, there was no success with preventing intermixing between European ethnicities - though immigration quotas restricting their numbers were soon implemented. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.
12th Jul '15 12:00:13 AM MAI742
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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period, America grew to become a rich and powerful nation, began to build an empire, and saw the creations of thousands of fortunes. It also saw the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a lesser extent) Asia, with over ten million coming in the period 1865-1896. Many of these were from countries that "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] liked even less than the Irish, such as Italy and TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.

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The Gilded Age is one of the most common terms for the period in American history between the end of the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]] and the presidency of UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt at the turn of the 20th century. During this period, America grew to become period extensive British investment in American industry made it a rich country, which was eventually reflected in its military spending and powerful nation, began to build an empire, pursuit of formal and saw the creations of thousands of fortunes. It also saw informal dominion over The Americas. This coincided with the era of mass immigration from Europe and (to a far lesser extent) Asia, with over ten million coming in the period 1865-1896. Many of these were largest single ethnicity changing from countries that English to German and the British ethnic groups (English, Scots, Irish) becoming a minority. The "native" [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]] liked even less than welcomed the 'pure' Nordic and Germanic immegrants but lamented the racial watering-down that came with the influx of Irish, such as Italy Italians, and various groups from TsaristRussia; particularly alarming to White America was the large influx of Jews.Jews and Chinese. All these immigrants came chasing the AmericanDream; the vast majority were treated to slums and sweatshops in America's rapidly-growing cities. It should come as no surprise, then, that the name "Gilded Age" comes from a story co-written by Creator/MarkTwain and Charles Dudley Warner in 1873, and refers to the [[CrapsaccharineWorld extreme opulence of the era contrasted with widespread poverty on the ground]], compared to a "gilded" item: one covered in gold, but actually made of something less valuable.
24th Jun '15 7:38:30 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* NouveauRiche: The "robber barons" were rarely well-off to begin with, making them...

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* NouveauRiche: The "robber barons" were rarely well-off to begin with, making them...with.



* SelfMadeMan: Of whom John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Thomas Edison were the most prominent, but really there were quite a few. Of course, there were far more who never made it, or even tried to make it...

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* SelfMadeMan: Of whom John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Thomas Edison were the most prominent, but really there were quite a few. Of course, there were far more who never made it, or even tried to make it...
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23rd Jun '15 7:04:49 PM DragonQuestZ
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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: As this is an American trope, it's tied to American history. Until the post-Civil War period, the American Jewish population was quite small and was relatively balanced--possibly even mostly Sephardi. The massive influx (mostly from the [[CzaristRussia Russian Empire]], some from Austria-Hungary) changed that perception.

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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: As this is an American trope, it's tied to American history. Until the post-Civil War period, the American Jewish population was quite small and was relatively balanced--possibly even mostly Sephardi. The massive influx (mostly from the [[CzaristRussia Russian Empire]], Empire, some from Austria-Hungary) changed that perception.
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