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The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

The Summer of 1876

Ep. 64

There are some years, and some seasons within a given year, that bear witness to immense change. Chris Wimmer, a podcaster and public historian, tells the story of the Summer of 1876, one such year and one such season.

Essential Reading:

Chris Wimmer, The Summer of 1876 (2023).

Recommended Reading:

Bill Bryson, One Summer: America, 1927 (2013).

T. J. Stiles, Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (2017).

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