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History Reading Guide (Szalma): Gilded Age

A list of books students can check out for Professor Szalma's History courses related to the Gilded Age and the causes of the Civil War.

Finding Articles

Students are required to use the JSTOR database to find articles on topics in Professor Szalma's courses. You can find JSTOR using the following directions:

Log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link in the Libraries box on the left side of the page. Once the library catalog opens, you will see the "Databases A-Z" link in the top center of the page, above the search box. Click J in the alphabet at the top, and the link to JSTOR will appear.

Gilded Age

Students are required to find a book source about the Gilded Age, rise of labor unions, or the rise of big business. The books below are directly related to these topics.

Related Topics

The topics below are related to the issues of the Gilded Age, though not explicitly "Gilded Age" in nature.

"New" Gilded Age

Books analyzing if we are currently in a "new Gilded Age" may discuss the characteristics of the original Gilded Age, and could be used as a last resort.

Progressive Era

The development of the Progressive Era (1890-1920) coincides with the end of the Gilded Age (1900), as well as labor unions and big business

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