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America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Witness the transformation of the United States from a war-torn nation to a global leader in this fascinating overview of six profoundly innovative decades.

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s********m
March 3, 2019
Good presentation

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j********m
February 24, 2019
While I enjoyed this lecture series quite a bit, it was not one of my overall favorites of The Great Lectures series. I felt the second half of the lectures, regarding the Progressive Era, was stronger than the first half, which discuss the Gilded Age. Many of the Gilded Age stories and personalities deserve greater detail and investigation, which the lecture only touches upon. The Progressive Era lectures get a little more in depth and offer more insight. It is interesting to see how the two Epochs play off each other, and how subsequent generations were affected by both eras. Edward T. O'Donnell is fine lecturer, but can be a bit hard to follow at times. Overall, I really did enjoy this series though.

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j********m
February 19, 2019

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