For the captains of industry—men like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, and Henry Ford—the Gilded Age is a time of big money. For millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of big struggles. Meet Ida Tarbell and Mother Jones, Henry Ford and Eugene Debs, John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt. And watch the United States take its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution, as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.
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