College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in History - Thesis (MA)
civic virtue, Gilded Age, intellectual history
Arts and Humanities | History
Lundstedt, Daniel Gregory, "Civic Virtue in America During the Gilded Age" (2022). Masters Theses. 898.
This study will seek to reevaluate the era which historians have traditionally labeled as the Gilded Age. It will do this through an examination of the state of civic virtue in the United States during this period. This will be accomplished through an interdisciplinary foray into America’s past. From it, hopefully some fresh understandings of what America is, and where it is going, can become apparent. This project falls within the broader exploration of the relationship between the citizen and society and will thus hopefully contribute to that set of literature. This project will be a convergence of several subdisciplines within the field of historical inquiry. These subdisciplines being social history, cultural history, political history, and intellectual history. Therefore, the goal of this study is to provide the fullest possible picture of American civic virtue during this period.