Tag Archive: Gilded Age

Enter the Buccaneers!

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Edith Wharton, the novelist and chronicler of Gilded Age manners, grew up among the elite of old New York and knew them well. She also knew the daughters of those d√©class√© new money… Continue reading

Revenge of the Arrivistes!

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In the years following the American Civil War, industry roared to new heights of unbridled, unregulated glory, creating unimaginable wealth for its captains in an era that Mark Twain dubbed the Gilded Age.… Continue reading

What Gilded Age Wealth Could NOT Buy

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Today, I begin a new series that is a direct result of research for my September 22, 2022 release, The Last Dollar Princess. As any student of American history knows, Gilded Age robber… Continue reading

How the Other Half Lived

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My works-in-progress drive my research and presently I am deep into the period 1870-1912, roughly the years known as the Gilded Age in US history. The period was marked by tremendous industrial and… Continue reading

Murder in the Time of Robber Barons, Part I: The Scattered Dutchman and the Birth of Yellow Journalism

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For the next few posts, we will peek behind the Gilded Age curtain of exquisite manners, astounding wealth, and prescribed behavior and take a look at some of the folks who broke the… Continue reading

Living the Gilded Life: Wealth and Corruption

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Have you ever dreamed of acquiring staggering wealth, wealth so great that it couldn’t be spent in several lifetimes no matter how extravagant one might be? America has certainly produced its share of… Continue reading

Living the Gilded Life: Snowbirds’ Retreat

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Unless one has been completely out of touch for the last few years, one is surely aware of the PBS phenom, Downton Abbey, written by master storyteller Julian Fellowes. The story line begins… Continue reading