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Minding the GAPE – May 2020

Posted: June 1, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. We are living in a Red Spring “Talking About Race” web portal released by Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture The history of racist policing in America A reading list on U.S. immigration and […]

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Britain, the United States, and the Danish West Indies, 1916-17

Posted: May 5, 2020

By Dr. Ben Markham May 5, 2020 The islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are surrounded by Puerto Rico—once a Spanish colony—and the British Virgin Islands. Between the early eighteenth century and the early twentieth, the three main islands, combined with smaller minor islands in the surrounding archipelago, formed a single Danish […]

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Minding the GAPE – April 2020

Posted: May 1, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. A trip down the rabbit hole of the etymological origin of the name “Triscuits” Looking at the 1918 flu through the lens of food history How past public health emergencies have changed the way we live Assimilation […]

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Teaching Digital Literacy through a Walking Tour about the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Posted: April 22, 2020

By Dr. Sara Harwood Working with three first-year students and two graduate students at Georgia State University, I oversaw the development of a self-guided walking tour that uses David Fort Godshalk’s Veiled Visions to describe the horrific events that occurred on Saturday, September 22nd, the first day of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. The tour, […]

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SHGAPE Prizes 2020

Posted: April 7, 2020

The Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s prizes. We are only sorry that we could not honor them in person at the SHGAPE luncheon at the OAH this year. Congratulations to all our winners!   SHGAPE President’s Book Prize For the best […]

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Minding the GAPE – March 2020

Posted: March 31, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Posters from the “Golden Age” of magic Dairy colonialism in Indian Country An exhibition of artwork by Native women artists Eugene V. Debs as the Bernie Sanders of the 1920s Podcast episode on anti-Mexican mob violence and […]

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Minding the GAPE – February 2020

Posted: March 2, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Local remembrance of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot On the success of front porch presidential campaigns A series of blog posts on postcards and the “visual city”: Photography, film, and postcards Postcards and U.S. cities “In the […]

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Lessons from 1911: Taal Volcano, American Colonialism, and Philippine Disaster Nationalism

Posted: February 19, 2020

By Dr. Theresa Ventura Taal Volcano crowns an island in the middle of Lake Taal in Southern Luzon. Its wide-mouthed cone is filled with water, giving Taal the Ripley’s Believe It or Not distinction of containing the largest lake on an island in a lake that is also on an island. Taal also has the […]

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Minding the GAPE – January 2020

Posted: January 31, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Podcast episode on the 19th amendment The “bone wars”: dinosaur fossils as commodity Dr. Albert Broussard, SHGAPE President, is quoted in this New York Times piece on history textbooks In Tennessee, rediscovering the first impeached president through […]

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Minding the GAPE – December 2019

Posted: December 31, 2019

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. On the “baby bust” of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries The history of recording and reproducing birdsong A new exhibit chronicling the experiences of African Americans before, during, and after WWI SHGAPE Blog Co-Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lauren MacIvor […]

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