Thoughts on Periodizing the Gilded Age: Capital Accumulation, Society, and Politics, 1873-18981

  title={Thoughts on Periodizing the Gilded Age: Capital Accumulation, Society, and Politics, 1873-18981},
  author={Richard Schneirov},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  pages={189 - 224}
  • R. Schneirov
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • History
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
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