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Annie Bares

Annie Bares

Annie Bares (@abares981) is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation studies the relationship between the political economy of philanthropy and contemporary literature. Her writing has appeared in MELUS, the E3W Review of Books, The Nation, and elsewhere.
Louisa Jacobson in The Gilded Age

Philanthropy and the Gilded Age

As the HBO series The Gilded Age suggests, charity allowed wealthy women to play a visible role in public life. It was also a site of inter-class animosity.