Workers and farmers in the Gilded Age
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...Populist Party, “1892 Platform”, the newspapers are largely subsidized or muzzled, public opinion silenced, business prostrated, homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists. Lears, in the book, “The Gilded Age” pointed out, “men like Andrew Carnegie and J.D... The essay below addresses the hypothetical Essential Question: Why did the Populists believe that the United s was on “the verge of moral, political, and material ruin?” Were they right? The Gilded Age marked an era of robust economic growth and development in the United States. Coming from a civil war, which pulled the American economy through major recessions and poor performance, all...