Fall Conference 2018

The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History

November 16-17, University of Vermont

How the Gilded Age Created the Progressive Era

The voices of the Progressive Era, including Jane Addams, W. E. B. Du Bois, Theodore Roosevelt, and Zitkála-Šá, didn’t come from nowhere. Heather Cox Richardson explains how they articulated a vision for America that had its roots in the runaway capitalism of the Gilded Age.

Recorded at the Vermont Humanities Council’s Fall Conference 2018: “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.”