- ›› Eras and Sub-Eras : The Gilded Age
In Jean Strouse’s Morgan: American Financier, J. P. Morgan emerges as a man who was critical in reorganizing bankrupt railroads, attracting gold and investment to the United States, and building a financial empire, but who, at his death in 1913, was one of the most vilified men of the Gilded Age.
Edward J. Renehan Jr. examines Theodore Roosevelt’s view of war and how this affected his children, based on his book The Lion’s Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War.
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.