1. Conservatism and Liberalism in the Gilded Age

Primary Source
William Graham Sumner. “That It Is Not Wicked to Be Rich…” Abridged from What the Social Classes Owe to Each Other, 43–57. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1883. » Read 
Ward, Lester F. “Mind as a Social Factor (Abridged).” Mind 9, no. 36 (1884): 563–73. » Read
Secondary Source
Witt, John Fabian. “Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Crisis of Free Labor.” In The Accidental Republic: Crippled Workingmen, Destitute Widows, and the Remaking of American Law, 22–42. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. » Read

2. Western Settlement in the Gilded Age: The Oklahoma Land Runs

Primary Source
“Interview with William Powell, May 25, 1937.” Indian Pioneer Papers. Western History Collections. University of Oklahoma Libraries. » Read
Secondary Source
Baird, W. David, and Danney Goble. “Promised Land: Oklahoma Territory.” In Oklahoma, A History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. » Read (requires 4×4 login)

3. The Allotment of Indian Lands in the Gilded Age

Primary Source 
“The Creek Ultimatum of Isparhecher.” And “The Cherokees Reply to Isparhecher.” In Indian Chieftain, November 1897. Isparhecher Collection. Native American Manuscripts Collection. Western History Collections. University of Oklahoma Libraries. » Read
Secondary Source
Chang, David A. “Raw Country and Jeffersonian Dreams (Part of This Chapter).” In The Color of the Land: Race, Nation, and the Politics of Landownership in Oklahoma, 1832-1929, 79–89. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. » Read (requires 4×4 login)