The Gilded Age

Covering it in gold to distract from the corruption.
Katie, Hunter, Savannah S. and Ale

The Gilded Age was the growth of industry and the expansion of immigrants. The production of iron and steel grew greatly and helped build the west larger than ever before. Settlement in the West evolved, creating new a new social culture and literary theme of realism.

Don't Disturb This Hen

In the 1800's, saloons were more common that grocery stores in most cities. This resulted in society, especially men, congregating in the saloons. They soon became the political centers and saloon keepers began to influence local politics. However, as business boomed for the saloons, so did crime and poverty. In the political cartoon above, the saloon is hatching, or leading, eggs such as poverty, murder, and suicide due to the corruption of men via alcohol and the saloon scene.

Don't Disturb the Hen . Political Cartoon. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <,d.eW0&psig=AFQjCNGkIfK1Q4o4Imm1mQ3NLSQKNHdDMQ&ust=1381943037231948>.

Huckleberry Finn

" There was a free nigger there from Ohio -- a mulatter, most as white as a white man. He had the whitest shirt on you ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain't a man in that town that's got as fine clothes as what he had; and he had a gold watch and chain, and a silver-headed cane. Thinks I, what is the country a-coming to? why ain't this nigger put up at auction and sold?" ( Twain 37)

Twain, Mark. "Huck Finn, Stereotyping, and the Gilded Age." Key Osha Stereotypes. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <>.

Entertainment Weekly. Web. 15 Oct. 2013. <>.

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