A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Redeveloping a Civil War veterans’ home for today’s veterans
The U.S. roots of Canada’s Indigenous boarding schools
Finding friendship and frustration in the archive of the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-Minded Children
The U.S. government’s failed attempt to forge national identity through currency in the 1890s
19th-century anthropology and the history of trepanation—drilling a hole through the skull
Vincent DiGirolamo on newsies during WWI and the flu pandemic
Deserting the Confederate Army to join the U.S. Army
Evan Elizabeth Hart, one of the editors of the SHGAPE Blog, on abortion and a murder trial in early-20th-century Missouri
On the history of Black education post-emancipation
This summer, history organizations launch a “Civic Season” to engage the public on the complexity of studying history
The Immigration Act of 1917 and challenges of immigrating while queer over the last century
Promise, peril, and heartbreak in Black postal work in the late nineteenth century
Henry George: the Andrew Yang of the 1886 New York City mayoral race
Sarah Tate’s emancipation dress and the power of consumerism as resistance
Complicating the meaning of Juneteenth
The role Jacob Riis played in overturning a murder conviction
How the Santa Fe Railroad, the second transcontinental line, changed America
Cover Image: Some of Newark’s small newsboys, 1909, Lewis Wickes Hine. National Child Labor Committee Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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