The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the "Gay Nineties", under the then-current usage of the word "gay" which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no connotation of homosexuality as in current-day usage.
Events and trends
War, peace and politics
Books about the 1890s
The Mauve Decade , by Thomas Beer (1926)
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