Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

America’s Gilded Age: An Era of Contradictions


Price for Members: $70
Price for Non-Members: $105
Date/Time: Wed. June 16, 23, 30 July 7 & 14    10:30 – 12:30 
Instructor: Kevin Dincher, M.A. philosophy and psychology, Master of Divinity
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

Following our Civil War, the nation experienced rapid industrialization and boom and bust economic expansion.  The end of the 19th century soon became known as The Gilded Age, an era in which that rapid growth gilded over a seething mass of problems.  It was a time of contradictions: great wealth and great poverty; ostentatious consumption and generous philanthropy;  corrupt politicians dueling with reform movements. And many more.  What to make of it all?  Mr. Dincher will give us a thorough exploration of these conflicting currents, and he’ll keep a keen eye on what they might tell us about our own era’s festering contradictions.  It never hurts to know the difference between “gilded” and “golden.”  

Event Details

Date: 2021-06-16

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.



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