Analysis: The Gilded Age

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This period of time is called the Gilded Age because although from the outside it may look like the country is going well with people making lots of money and black men finally having rights, there is a lot going on underneath that isn’t great. In the first document by Thomas Nast he shows the corruptions of America. At this time a lot of scandals relating to government are breaking news in the papers, so examples of which are Fisk and Goulds gold plan, Credit Mobilier Scandal, and the Whiskey Ring. The picture shows Burly “Boss” Tweed, who was a leader of the Tweed ring, which was a group that used bribery and fraudulent elections to take millions from New York City. In the second document it shows the perspective of a black women in the south