Tagged: Minding the GAPE
A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic for the omicron surge
Journals from the only eyewitness to the deaths of both Lincoln and Garfield
An interactive look at the 1,700 members of Congress who once enslaved Black people
How Progressive-Era child labor laws led to the adoption of birth certificates
Boom and bust in California’s WWI kelp industry
The racialized history of Philadelphia’s hazardous public school conditions
A historical look at the perils and politics of New York City’s heating infrastructure
The true history behind HBO’s “The Gilded Age”
On the erasure of Black leaders from Reconstruction
Transforming Lyndhurst Mansion for filming “The Gilded Age”
Moments from 1891 offer perspective on today’s politics
One hundred years ago, the Knickerbocker Theatre’s snow-covered roof collapsed in one of the deadliest disasters in DC history
Naturopathy and the moralization of food in the early twentieth century
Recreation and reclamation in Butte, Montana
Renovating a nineteenth-century San Francisco cable car
Identifying potential preservation solutions for historic Chinatowns across the United States
Cover Image: “Toboganning [sic] scene at Franklin Park, Boston, Mass.,” ca. 1904. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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