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The Robber Barons of Yore: Who Was George Pullman?

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by Jack Kelly The Pullman car is one of those things we’ve heard about, but we’re maybe not quite clear about what it was. In fact, it was a railroad car invented back in the 1860s, that allowed a passenger

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The Yawning Financial Gap of the Gilded Age

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by Jack Kelly It was Mark Twain who coined the term Gilded Age. He made it the title of a satirical novel about corruption and excess after the Civil War. Later, the Gilded Age became a label for years from

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