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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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Meet the Editors!

Posted: December 11, 2019

Introducing the team of editors behind the SHGAPE blog:   Amanda Lynn Brewer is a Ph.D. Candidate at Michigan State University specializing in U.S. Social and Cultural History and the History of Medicine. She was a recipient of a 2019 OAH Conference Travel Award from the Program Committee of the Society for Historians of the […]

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Minding the GAPE – November 2019

Posted: November 29, 2019

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. On W.E.B. Du Bois’ striking infographics How Jim Crow compounded the grief of Black mothers whose sons were killed in WWI Hunger: the battle that didn’t end with Armistice Day Why Art Nouveau failed to flourish in […]

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Victorian Society in America Summer School Programs

Posted: November 21, 2019

Summer Programs in Newport, Chicago, and London Study nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architecture, design, and the arts at one of the Victorian Society in America’s internationally acclaimed Summer Schools! Explore the roots of American modernism during our six-day Chicago program (June 11-16); visit The Breakers and McKim, Mead & White’s Isaac Bell House, gardens, historic […]

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Geographical Knowledge and Networks of Migration in the Post–Civil War South

Posted: November 5, 2019

By Dr. Keith McCall Emancipation introduced massive demographic shifts within the U.S. South, and with them came cultural, social, and political changes. These trends and transformations were driven by the hundreds of thousands of freedpeople who left their places of enslavement and their old neighborhoods to strike out for new locations where, they believed, they […]

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