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The Met Gala Was Not the Fancy Dress Ball Historians Were Hoping For

Posted: May 12, 2022

By Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox May 12, 2022 Last Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City returned to its “First Monday at May” tradition, or as it is commonly known: the Met Gala. Drawing media attention and fashionistas from around the world, the Gala is the annual fundraising event for the museum’s Costume […]

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Minding the GAPE – April 2022

Posted: May 2, 2022

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Marking the 110th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. Takeaways for the study of diplomatic history from the Gilded Age and Progressive Era White women as agents […]

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Minding the GAPE – March 2022

Posted: April 4, 2022

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.  Sitting Bull, Lakota sovereignty and land rights, and the establishment of Yellowstone National Park For its 150th anniversary, a look at Yellowstone’s legislative history The 110th anniversary of New Mexico statehood The Russian invasion of Ukraine: resources […]

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HBO’s The Gilded Age: A Disappointingly One-Sided Depiction of a Complex Era

Posted: March 29, 2022

By Dr. Nancy C. Unger and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols March 29, 2022 This review contains small spoilers. Our co-edited collection, A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Wiley (Wiley Blackwell, 2017), will be released in an updated, paperback edition this spring. As scholars who have long been immersed in this pivotal period, […]

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Minding the GAPE – February 2022

Posted: February 28, 2022

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.  Aileen Cole Stewart, one of the first African American nurses admitted to the Army Nurse Corps, who served during the 1918 influenza pandemic Underrepresentation of Black women in Chicago’s public statuary and the resistance to adding more […]

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Minding the GAPE – January 2022

Posted: February 1, 2022

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.  Lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic for the omicron surge Journals from the only eyewitness to the deaths of both Lincoln and Garfield An interactive look at the 1,700 members of Congress who once enslaved Black people […]

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Writing a Woman’s Life, A Personal Journey

Posted: January 11, 2022

By Dr. Gloria-Yvonne Williams January 11, 2022 This is part of a series of blog posts on women’s history and the long Progressive Era, honoring the legacy of the late Elisabeth Israels Perry. Perry served as SHGAPE President from 1998-2000 and had a long and distinguished career that highlighted women’s political activism in GAPE and […]

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Minding the GAPE – December 2021

Posted: January 3, 2022

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.  Cons, scams, and the “Age of Imposture” With the U.S. COVID death toll surpassing that of the Civil War, turning to history for lessons on memorials and remembrance Marcus Garvey’s descendants press for a posthumous pardon Honoring […]

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Minding the GAPE – November 2021

Posted: December 1, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.  A three-part Gilded Age symposium from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society on YouTube: Economic Developments, Disparate Economic Impacts, American Arts and Culture (features SHGAPE President Nancy Unger) Visualizing citation networks of Black intellectuals to understand resistance discourse […]

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Belle Moskowitz: Model of Maternalist Politics

Posted: October 26, 2021

By Dr. Melissa R. Klapper October 26, 2021 This is part of a series of blog posts on women’s history and the long Progressive Era, honoring the legacy of the late Elisabeth Israels Perry. Perry served as SHGAPE President from 1998-2000 and had a long and distinguished career that highlighted women’s political activism in GAPE […]

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