Agents pouring liquor into sewer following a raid during Prohibition

Minding the GAPE – January 2020


A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.

Podcast episode on the 19th amendment

The “bone wars”: dinosaur fossils as commodity

Dr. Albert Broussard, SHGAPE President, is quoted in this New York Times piece on history textbooks

In Tennessee, rediscovering the first impeached president through public history

Using political cartoons to teach Reconstruction

The emergence of the craft cocktail trend during Prohibition

How the federal government started regulating the color of the food we eat

Why are we embracing Dry January when Prohibition failed?

A photo history of Prohibition

Assessing the impact of Prohibition 100 years later

In 1868, the impeachment trial was a hot ticket

Artifact uncovered in Virginia may be Civil War-era “witch bottle”

A long history of quarantines

World War I and the seeds of the Civil Rights Movement

W.E.B. Du Bois on Haiti and U.S. imperialism

The vote that saved Johnson’s presidency


Cover image: Agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during Prohibition, New York City, ca. 1921. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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