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AMST 240/ENG 269: Wealth and Conflict in the Gilded Age: Find Background & Context


This guide will help you find sources for your assignments in AMST 240/ENG 269. The resources on this page are particularly useful for finding background information for Assignment #1: Analyzing a Gilded-Age Painting. The Find Critical Analysis tab has resources and strategies for finding books, book chapters, and scholarly articles for all of your assignments. Please feel free to contact me for help finding, evaluating, or citing sources, or to chat about any aspect of your research!  Email me or make an appointment with me here:

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