Was Mark Twain Correct In Calling The Gilded Age?

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Was Mark Twain correct in calling the Gilded age? “Even though the era following the Reconstruction was one of the great invention and economic growth, all did not share in that prosperity.” For example according to Introduction to American History in 1860’s and 1900’s the millage of railroads increased from a 30,000 miles to a 193,000 mileage. One million to ten millions and the number of workers from 1.3 million to 5.3 million. These were the years where great inventions arise such as the cultivating and harvesting machines, which increase the agriculture productivity making the products to worth twice as much of what it did before the Gilded age. “In the post-Civil War years, major advanced in every field of science specially the chemistry

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