Gilded Age Political Issues

• October 1867: The Need for Civil Service Reform, by Julius Bing, Congressional Aide
• July 2, 1890: The Sherman Anti-Trust Act, by the United States Congress

Machine Politics

• July 1903: The Shame of the Cities, by Lincoln Steffens, Journalist and Muckraker
• 1905: Honest Graft, by George Washington Plunkitt, Politician

Campaigns and Campaigning in the Gilded Age

• 1876: The Spectacle of American Politics, from the Associated Press
• July 9, 1896: The "Cross of Gold" Speech, by William Jennings Bryan, Presidential Candidate
• July 24, 1896: The People's Party Platform of 1896, by the Populist Party