Mark Twain at the turn of the 20th Century
coined the phrase Gilded Age. It described the
Industrial Revolution with a society in
which the influence of the farming declined and
the power of wealth industrialist (called Robber
Barons expanded). The Robber Barons became
wealthier and the working class saw their
fortunes and social positions decline.
boycotts, strikes and legislation rapidly grew
in power and influence.
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