A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Misinformation during the 1918 flu pandemic and combatting vaccine conspiracy theories
Podcast episode breaking down the 1776 Report
How racist cartoons stoked violence in Reconstruction-era North Carolina
Teaching Black history through Civil War pension records
Reclaiming the banjo’s Black roots
Mardi Gras as America’s looking glass
On the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
When Black male suffrage was on the ballot
Rediscovering nineteenth-century ideas about ventilation and airborne disease
William Henry Seward’s travel narrative and intellectual history
How former Confederates made international comparisons to appeal for unity through forgiveness
Ida B. Wells’ legacy of activism in education
Researching African American genealogy with Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
When Nannie Helen Burroughs was rejected from a teaching job for being “too Black,” she started her own school
How the translation of a single word dispels powerful myths about the Spanish-American War
Cover Image: Nannie Helen Burroughs holding a banner reading, “Banner State Woman’s National Baptist Convention,” ca. 1905-1915. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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