A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Podcast episode on the gendered meanings of nineteenth-century fraternal orders
A quick explainer on eugenicists and abortion
On the 1900s reform movement for a “Safe and Sane” Fourth of July
Black suffragists’ fight for respect and the right to vote
Article on the 1920 census and the lasting tensions over immigration and urbanization
A post on local politics and Black freedom in Lowcountry Georgia during and after Reconstruction
Review of Germ City, an exhibition exploring the complex relationship between people and pathogens in New York City
Why early suffragists opposed birth control
On the contemporary resonance of Al Smith, New York Governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee, and his appeals for tolerance in an era of xenophobia
A brief look at the Country Life Movement and its failure to understand the reality and diversity of rural women
Cover image: Hot day at Coney Island, 1900, Coney Island, New York. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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