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Catch Up with Politics & Polls! New Episode: The Republic for Which It Stands

Jan 30, 2018
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Public Affairs

Intense partisanship. Rampant wealth and inequality. Racial divisions.

While they sound like the issues of today, they were also prevalent during the Gilded Age, an important time in American history. It was during these years — between 1865 and 1896 — that many of the foundations of modern society were set into place.

In this episode, Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss this era and how it compares to today with award-winning historian Richard White, author of “The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896.”

Link: http://bit.ly/PoliticsPolls75

Other recent episodes include:

#74: The Second Coming of the KKK
#73: Why You Should Care about Gerrymandering
#72: Social Research in the Digital Age
#71: Inside the Mind of Donald Trump


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