During the Victorian Age the upper class became very wealthy in part by exploiting the lower classes. For America to become a great and wealthy nation was the exuberance and disparity of the Victorian age justified? Explain why.
Resources: The Banality of Gilding: innocuous Materiality and Transatlantic Consumption in the Gilded Age
Thorstein Veblen: Consipcuous Consumption, 1902
and America’s Gilded Age