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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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“Romanists Jeopardize Nation’s Health”: The 1918 Flu Epidemic in the Anti-Catholic Newspaper The Menace

Posted: September 15, 2020

By Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet, PhD September 15, 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, and Jessica Brabble, Ariel Ludwig, and E. Thomas Ewing. I encountered the 1918 flu epidemic while […]

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Minding the GAPE – August 2020

Posted: September 1, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. #19SuffrageStories and animated stickers from the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, and National Archives Toys, memory, and the Lost Cause Confronting colonialism in bird names On Black Richmonders’ struggle against police brutality during Reconstruction Review of an economic, […]

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The National League, Religious Schools, and the Making of a White Protestant America

Posted: August 18, 2020

By Thomas MacMillan August 18, 2020 The recent uprisings for Black lives have led to calls for the restructuring of society. The principal targets have been urban police forces, which have received lavish funding and organizational impunity for many years. However, these forces are beginning to be held accountable by those they purportedly serve. The […]

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“The Mask Law will be Rigidly Enforced”: Ordinances, Arrests, and Celebrations during the 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic

Posted: August 11, 2020

By Jessica Brabble, Ariel Ludwig, and E. Thomas Ewing August 11, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, Ann Reid, and Joseph M. Gabriel.   Influenza Masks in Stockton On November 15, […]

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Minding the GAPE – July 2020

Posted: August 3, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Recreating Inez Milholland Boissevain’s suffrage campaign through the American West Segregation and surveillance in the history of urban planning in St. Louis Monuments, commemoration, and the contested legacy of Ulysses S. Grant Visualizing the data on when […]

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Teaching the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in the Time of COVID-19, Part 2

Posted: July 28, 2020

By Joseph M. Gabriel, Ph.D. July 28, 2020 This is the second of two posts on teaching the 1918 influenza pandemic, as part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the pandemic. Read the first teaching post here, and read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, and Ann […]

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Teaching the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in the Time of COVID-19, Part 1

Posted: July 21, 2020

By Joseph M. Gabriel, Ph.D. July 21, 2020 This is the first of two posts on teaching the 1918 influenza pandemic, as part of a series exploring the lived experience of Americans during the pandemic. Read part two here. Read the previous posts in the series by Coyote Shook, Jeff Nichols, Chelsea Chamberlain, and Ann […]

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Decoding the 1918 Flu

Posted: July 7, 2020

By Ann Reid July 7, 2020 This post is part of a series exploring the lived experience of the 1918 influenza pandemic. Read the first post by Coyote Shook here. Read the second post by Jeff Nichols here. Read the third post by Chelsea Chamberlain here. I had never heard of the 1918 influenza pandemic when my […]

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Minding the GAPE – June 2020

Posted: June 30, 2020

A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. A tribute to Gilded Age and Progressive Era historian Dr. John D. Buenker The history of protest and attacks on Confederate monuments On the state’s failure to protect Black Americans in 1919 and today Why the postal […]

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