A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Segregation and surveillance in the history of urban planning in St. Louis
Monuments, commemoration, and the contested legacy of Ulysses S. Grant
Visualizing the data on when Confederate monuments were erected
On the life of Mary McLeod Bethune
Animal testing and casualties during WWI
How a Black firefighter invented the firehouse pole
“Americans are the dangerous, disease-carrying foreigners now”
On Dr. George Edmund Haynes and his research on Black labor and racial inequality
The United States Emigrant Escort Service and the Civil War as a war for settler colonialism
Picturing the Harlem Renaissance beyond Harlem
Poetry as an access point to the 1919 Chicago race riot
The queer history of the suffrage movement
Confronting the racist legacy of John Muir in the Sierra Club
Three essays on the global scope of Reconstruction
Podcast episode on the long history of slavery, soul food, and racist branding
On the obstacles imposed on women voters registering for the 1920 election
How the public dealt with the 1918 pandemic through humor
Dr. Cathleen D. Cahill, Co-Guest Editor of the October 2020 special suffrage centennial issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and Dr. Sarah Deer on Indigenous suffragist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkála-Šá
Cover Image: Silent protest parade in New York City against the East St. Louis riots, 1917, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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