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October 2018

One-Day Seminar: Captains of Industry or Robber Barons: The Gilded Age Reconsidered hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read deeply about the ideas, actions, and legacies of the leading political and industrial figures of the times, exploring the question of whether these people are properly portrayed as either ‘Robber Barons’ or ‘Captains of Industry’ – or, perhaps, something of both. This educational program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Weiler Foundation. Discussion Leader: Dr. Gregory Schneider, Professor of History at Emporia…

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