Ungolden age

Wilentz, Sean
April 1996
New Republic;4/1/96, Vol. 214 Issue 14, p20
Presents historical analogies in U.S. politics aimed at determining a continuity of progressivism and populism from the First Gilded Age in 1896 to the Second Gilded Age in the late 1960s and 1970s. Sociopolitical problems that characterized urban industrialism in 1896; Description of party politics during the First Gilded Age; Populism offered by Ross Perot and his People's Party; Role of House Speaker Newt Gingrich in aligning the Republican Party with the dominant classes; Distinction of Progressivism from the politics of the Gilded Age.


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