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Southern Kitchens as Battlefields of Reform: Viginia Moore and the Progressive Canning Clubs

Posted: October 12, 2021

By Adrien Lievin September 28, 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 and in […]

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“These Women Surely Mean Business:” The Endurance of Progressive Reformers in the Interwar Women’s Peace Movement

Posted: October 5, 2021

By Crystal Brandenburgh October 5, 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 and in […]

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Minding the GAPE – September 2021

Posted: October 1, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Also be sure to check out the SHGAPE website’s new, expanded Resources page. Obituary for Dr. Walter Nugent, SHGAPE President 2000-2002, who passed away this month Podcast episode on The Birth of a Nation A 1910 document […]

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Launching the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Podcast

Posted: September 21, 2021

By Dr. Michael Patrick Cullinane September 21, 2021 During the first COVID lockdown, in April 2020, a query flashed across my computer screen as I scrolled through H-Net: “Can anyone recommend any podcasts devoted specifically to the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era?” As an avid podcast listener, I should have been able […]

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Women’s “Chilly Path” to the New York Judiciary

Posted: September 8, 2021

By Elizabeth D. Katz, Ph.D., J.D. September 8, 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 […]

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Progressive Legacies for the Aspiring Woman Politician and Those Who Study Her

Posted: August 9, 2021

By Dr. Laurie Kozakiewicz August 10, 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 and […]

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Minding the GAPE – July 2021

Posted: August 2, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward and America’s political imagination Removing the white supremacy marker in Colfax, Louisiana Evaluating the new National World War I Memorial in D.C. Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative seeks to address the intergenerational impact […]

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An “Adamless Eden for Female Offenders”?: Katharine Bement Davis and the Carceral State in Progressive-Era New York

Posted: July 13, 2021

By Dr. Anya Jabour July 13, 2021 This is the first in 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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Minding the GAPE – June 2021

Posted: July 1, 2021

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Redeveloping a Civil War veterans’ home for today’s veterans The U.S. roots of Canada’s Indigenous boarding schools Finding friendship and frustration in the archive of the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children A review of Crying the […]

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Taxing the Bachelors

Posted: June 1, 2021

By Dr. Jill Frahm June 1, 2021 On March 18, 1907, an anonymous individual at the Fort Dodge, Iowa, city council meeting proposed an ordinance to tax all bachelors and spinsters residing in the town. The proposal, smuggled into a pile of legitimate business papers, required “all able bodied persons between the ages of 25 […]

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