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Minding the GAPE – April 2021

Posted: May 3, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Black artists and visual culture through the 19th century Higher education’s racial reckoning goes far beyond slavery The history of DC’s cherry blossom trees An intertwined history of racism and misogyny leaves Asian American women vulnerable to […]

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2021 SHGAPE Book and Essay Prize Winners

Posted: April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021 The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is pleased to announce our book and essay prize winners for 2021. Congratulations to all our winners!   The Vincent P. DeSantis Book Prize This year’s recipient of the Vincent P. DeSantis prize for best first book published on the Gilded […]

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Patriotic Education and Political Repression in Progressive Era Utah

Posted: April 13, 2021

By Dr. Cody Dodge Ewert April 13, 2021 In his annual report for 1906, A. C. Nelson, Utah’s state superintendent of public instruction, proclaimed that the Beehive State’s schools must teach patriotism. “It is in our public schools that our national unity is to be conserved,” Nelson explained. Although Utah had achieved statehood a decade […]

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Minding the GAPE – March 2021

Posted: April 1, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. The long tradition of controlling Black Americans by attacking Sunday voting Gender-neutral Potato Heads and the history of anxiety over the social influences of children’s toys How the history of women’s suffrage in Utah has been obscured […]

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Minding the GAPE – February 2021

Posted: March 1, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Misinformation during the 1918 flu pandemic and combatting vaccine conspiracy theories Podcast episode breaking down the 1776 Report How racist cartoons stoked violence in Reconstruction-era North Carolina Teaching Black history through Civil War pension records Reclaiming the […]

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Using Microhistory to Tell a Whale of a Tale

Posted: February 9, 2021

By Dr. Daniel Gifford February 9, 2021 Discovering Microhistory Although it was many years ago, I still vividly remember microhistory week in my graduate research and methods course. When employing microhistory, the historian uses a small event or story to illuminate much larger contexts and historical trends. And, as Duane Corpis suggests, one of microhistory’s […]

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Minding the GAPE – January 2021

Posted: February 1, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. What the evolution of slang shows about how women lost status in saloons The story of Joseph Rainey, the first Black member of the U.S. House of Representatives Debunking the myth of Yellowstone as pristine wilderness A […]

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Minding the GAPE – November 2020

Posted: December 1, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Class, colonialism, racism, and the fight for women’s suffrage in Puerto Rico The Election Day massacre in Ocoee, FL, 100 years later Election transparency and the glass ballot box A brief history of the presidential concession speech […]

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Minding the GAPE – October 2020

Posted: November 2, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Black cemeteries as a counter-memory to Confederate monuments Echoes of the Panic of 1873 When the 1918 flu pandemic struck the White House A bibliography of the Twin Cities How the presidency has shaped race relations Italian […]

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Con-FLU-ence: Documenting the WCTU’s Response to the 1918 Pandemic

Posted: September 29, 2020

By Janet Olson, Archivist, and Kristin Jacobsen, Assistant Archivist, Frances Willard House Museum and WCTU Archives, Evanston, IL September 29, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the 1918 flu pandemic. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, Ann Reid, Joseph M. Gabriel, Jessica Brabble, Ariel […]

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