Tagged: Minding the GAPE
A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Marking the 110th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C.
Takeaways for the study of diplomatic history from the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
White women as agents of colonial control in the American West
Lessons from Iowa history in the Indigenous Land Back movement
Records from Arctic and Antarctic expeditions in the National Archives
A new machine at the New York Public Library lets us listen to mystery recordings not heard in 100 years
Exploring transportation history through a new primary source set from the Library of Congress
America’s jazz ambassador, James Reese Europe
The Lost Cause mythology around Jim Limber, a Black boy “adopted” by Jefferson Davis and his wife
Looking to the aftermath of the Civil War to consider how collective mourning could bring us together or tear us apart
Thornton Jenkins Hains, the writer who foresaw the sinking of the Titanic
In 1866, formerly enslaved washerwomen jumpstarted a wave of Black-led labor organizing
Finding Alfred Packer, the “Colorado Cannibal,” in the records of the Office of Indian Affairs
Ideas about the “New South” in Black intellectual history
The life of Dr. Joseph H. Ward, an African American doctor appointed as Medical Officer in charge of US Veteran’s Hospital #91 in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1924
The rise and fall of world’s fairs in the United States
Historians of the Gilded Age reflect on Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, featuring Boyd Cothran, Co-Editor of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
How Black entrepreneurs shaped a California boomtown
Cover Image: Potential Democratic presidential candidates having difficulty flying their kites, representing their campaigns. “Kite Time” by J.S. Pughe, Puck, v. 55, no. 1414 (April 6, 1904), centerfold. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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