The True Story Behind ‘The Gilded Age’ Season 2’s Female Engineer

The Gilded Age delves into a fascinating period of history. There were no big wars in this time period, which was set in 1880s New York. Instead, 

with their newfound resources, several families rose to prominence as a result of the industrial revolution. However, as The Gilded Age demonstrates,

this was not always simple. The drama focuses on New York's upper crust as ancient families struggle with new money, particularly Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon). 

who is motivated to find work for herself and her family. While much of the plot is made up, Season 2's major conflict is based on historical events, 

as the players fight for control of New York's opera house. While Bertha supports the new MET, the Academy of Music is supported by the established family.

 But that isn't the only aspect of realism that has found its way into the historical drama.

Many of the characters in Julian Fellowes' The Gilded Age are based on real persons, demonstrating his attention to detail.

But reality brings both good and terrible. The show covers racism through the experiences of Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), 

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