American Experience

The Gilded Age

Passport Season 30 Episode 3 | 1h 53m 2s Video has closed captioning.

Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.

Aired: 02/06/18

Expires: 02/05/21

Rating: TV-PG

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