March 19, 2022

The Gilded Age: A Conversation with Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

The Gilded Age: A Conversation with Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox

Joining me for a special discussion about one of my favorite periods in history, Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox breaks down the Gilded Age in America and specifically how the period shaped the idea of women.

If you've been enjoying the HBO series, The Gilded Age, you'll enjoy our conversation as we discuss the era, its impact on the role of women and how material culture impacted the period.

Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox is a historian who recently published a book, Dressed for Freedom, which examines the history of women's fashion as a tool of empowerment and political prowess, focusing on the time period spanning from the 1890's to the 1970's.

She teaches history at Case Western Reserve University and can be contacted through her website at https://www.einavrabinovitchfox.com/ and her book may be purchased at all fine booksellers or through the University of Illinois Press at their website: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=87kmg2yq9780252044014


I have always loved the Gilded Age. So, imagine my excitement when I saw that HBO was premiering their very own show dedicated to the time period; with Julian Fellowes at the helm no less. 

It was in my excitement I connected with culture and women's historian, Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox who, like me, was intrigued by what HBO was putting together. In our conversation, we dove into what exactly was the Gilded Age, how it impacted women and given Dr. Rabinovtich-Fox's expertise, how this was demonstrated via fashion choices and trends during the time period. 

I hope you enjoy the conversation and be sure to check out Dr. Rabinovitch-Fox at her website: www.einavrabinovitchfox.com

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