Emancipation Day Celebration 1900

Minding the GAPE – June 2019


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

A three-part series of posts on the international consciousness of the rural Midwest (part two) (part three)

On the trial of Emma Simpson: murder, gender expectations, and the limits of the unwritten law in the Progressive Era

Bridging the artificial divide between African American educational history and intellectual history

A two-part review of the Ideologies and U.S. Foreign Policy International History Conference, organized by SHGAPE member Dr. Christopher Nichols (part two)

Podcast episode on the history of wellness in America, including segments on John Harvey Kellogg and Sigmund Freud’s visit to the United States

Dr. Lauren MacIvor Thompson, SHGAPE blog Co-Editor-in-Chief, on the long history of the women’s fight for reproductive rights

Book review of Sisters and Rebels, which follows three southern sisters through the twentieth century, one who remained loyal to the cult of the Lost Cause and two who broke away from white supremacist ideology

Review of On the (Queer) Waterfront, an exhibition on queer community in pre-Stonewall Brooklyn, from the 1860s through the 1950s

On the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center and promoting inclusive urban development by preserving and valuing African American public history

How the pension records of Indigenous Civil War veterans can help students understand the concept of settler colonialism

Cover image: Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas. Courtesy University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.

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