- O’Brien, Frank M. “The Sweep of Manias: A Glance at the Frenzied Fads of the Past, with Due Reference to the Master Craze of the Present.” Munsey’s Magazine 50 (1914): 704-710.
- Sears, Edward Seldon. Running Through the Ages. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
Manias of the Gilded Age
The Gilded Age saw the introduction of many games, sports, dances, hobbies, and activities that blazed bright for a while, but then dimmed considerably. Test your knowledge of these 19th-century fads.