January 27, 2020
How the Gilded Age's Top 1 Percent Thrived on Corruption
As the United States grew into the world’s leading industrial power during the late 1800s, corporate titans could buy anything they wanted—including politicians.
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Shortly after noon on August 26, 1961, Hollis Watkins and Curtis Elmer Hayes filled two vacant stools at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in McComb, Mississippi. When the two African American students were refused service at the…