When Rules Ruled Society and Mrs. Astor Was Queen(Originally aired March 8, 2019)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1078 , Segment 1
Episode: Gilded Age, Prosperity Paradox, Unemployment in Nigeria
- May 24, 2019 10:00 pm
- 49:03 mins
Guest: Cecelia Tichi, Professor of English and American Studies, Vanderbilt University, Author of “What Would Mrs. Astor Do?” Mark Twain called it the “Gilded Age,” a time when strict rules ruled, and manners really mattered. From 1870 to 1900, the US population doubled, industry expanded, and wealth exploded. New York City was the center of it all and Caroline Astor was its queen.