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The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today
The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today was a 1873 book by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner about the United States in the late nineteenth century written. The term gilded age, commonly given to the era, comes from the title of this book.
This story was about a city, which from far, looked as if it was made of gold, but instead, was covered in cheap gold paint. It reflected the truth about America, where companies such as the railroad companies wove tales about streets made of gold to attract immigrants to work for them.
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