Industrial & Gilded Ages in Newspapers

The Industrial and Gilded Ages were closely connected, with both roughly spanning the final third of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th. The Second Industrial Revolution was marked by technological advancements in manufacturing and production that, among other things, propelled the expansion of railroad and telegraph networks, facilitating the movement of people and ideas. The Gilded Age, which overlapped and intertwined with the Second Industrial Revolution, often describes the political, social, and economic climate of the time, which saw rapid economic growth and industrialization in the United States.

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