How to make a fortune in America during the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era


If you had a time machine that could go to three different places and three different decades between the years 1870 and 1920, where and which decades would you go to make money? Would you visit Boston in the 1870s to invest in Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone, or would you choose a different time and place in which to make a fortune? In answering such questions, be sure to give reasons for your choices. Also, be sure that the paper is double spaced, footnoted when necessary, and equipped with a bibliography.