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”:
When women campaigned to ban public spitting in New York City
A profile of inventor Marjorie S. Joyner
Lessons from an 1890s opium epidemic
How a novelist set the historical scene of early-twentieth-century Arizona
What we can learn from “kissing warnings” during the 1918 influenza pandemic
On movie piracy pioneers and copyright law
Arsenic, a murder conviction, and the mystery of Valentine’s Meat Juice
Women as hygiene gatekeepers and the handwashing gender-gap
The Progressive Era science behind reversing the Chicago River
Recovering the story behind a sculpture and recognizing the Osage leader Shonke Mon-thi^ at the National Portrait Gallery
Black women financial power-brokers in the early twentieth century
A suffrage historian reads a suffrage romance novel
Uncovering the remnants of a 19th-century red-light district and Chinatown in Montana
A century before Goop, there was Madame Yale
Cover image: “Leap-Year” by J. Keppler, Puck, v. 15, no. 368 (March 1884), Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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