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  • Discussion on Henry George Labor and the Gilded Age
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    Henry George, Labor, and the Gilded Age

    Edward O’Donnell talked about his book Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age, in which he explores the labor movement and one of its most…

  • Making of Modern New York
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    Making of Modern New York

    Author Mason Williams talked about his book, City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia and the Making of Modern New York, in which he discusses the political and personal relationship between…

  • New York City Cartmen
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    New York City Cartmen

    Graham Hodges talked about New York City’s cartmen, who hauled goods on one-horse carts and filled the streets of the city from 1667 to 1850. He spoke about how the cartmen developed…