February 24, 2022 by Ellen Terrell
Given its underlying business themes, The Gilded Age, which premiered on HBO in January 2022, quickly caught my attention.
The show’s first season, which is set in 1882 in the rapidly changing New York City landscape, revolves around the clash between the mores of old New York society and the emerging world of newly rich industrialists and financiers.
The show’s title, Gilded Age, references the period in American history from approximately 1870-1900, but where did the phrase itself come from, and what is so special about this time in American history?
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