- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The Gilded Age
Vassar College historian Rebecca Edwards discusses the Gilded Age with Gilder Lehrman President James Basker.
O. W. Meier recalls the journey home from his school in Nebraska with his two younger brothers during the Schoolchildren’s Blizzard of 1888.
The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 killed nearly 300 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed over $190 million worth of property, and leveled the entire central business district of city. John R. Chapin, an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly, wrote this first-hand account and created two sketches for his employer shortly after the fire.
James Milton Turner, chairman of the Negro National Republican Committee, proposes nominating Blanche Bruce as the vice presidential candidate on the Republican ticket in 1880.