(American History) Reconstruction, Industrial & Gilded Ages: 1865-1908

The Civil War was over, but the reunification of the nation would be long and troubled. Meanwhile, America entered the industrial age – with world famous inventors and immigrants arriving eager to work in manufacturing, the nation’s wealth increased. Suddenly, people had money and leisure time and extravagance became the watchword of the day.


Reconstruction, Industial & Gilded Ages American History Booklist

Photo Board:

Gazette665 Blog Posts:

Buffalo Soldiers: Guarding The West – An Introduction

August Walley’s Medal of Honor

Chaplains in the West

Considering The Role of Buffalo Soldiers (Guest Author)

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Writing An American Story

Martha Finley: Sharing Faith Through Literature

Louisa May Alcott: Writing The Story Of Her Youth

Websites for more resources:

Reconstruction Era Wikipedia article

Ellis Island New York immigration center

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation

Thomas Edison National Historic Park Includes information about Edison’s inventions

Wright Brothers’ National Memorial Site about the sight of the first successful manned flight

Gilded Age Wikipedia Article

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