Sepia toned photograph of waterfall and surrounding scenery

Minding the GAPE – June 2022


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

Edith Keating, pioneering aerial photographer

Preserving intellectual disability history at the Elwyn Archives and Museum

Marines and the making of America’s empire

The Civil War in the “Long” Age of Revolutions

A dancing tour of the Library of Congress’s National Jukebox

Interracial cooperation in Progressive-Era tomato clubs

A postcard tour of historic houses of worship

Yellowstone renamed a peak First Peoples Mountain after historians uncovered that the prior namesake carried out an attack that killed more than 173 Native Americans

Recognizing the forgotten impact of Harvard’s first Black graduate

Photographs from Flag Day in the National Archives and the Library of Congress

The Black soldiers who biked across the American West in 1897

Considering “Nanook of the North,” 100 years later

What the flooding in Yellowstone means for the surrounding communities

Alex Haley’s Roots and the challenges and possibilities of African American genealogy

What came after the fleeting freedom of Juneteenth

One family’s story of an illegal abortion a century ago, featuring comments from SHGAPE Blog editor Dr. Lauren MacIvor Thompson

Juneteenth harbors a legacy of deception

Introducing a roundtable of posts bringing together western and southern history of the Civil War era

The bodies of the Titanic and how their identification and treatment was wrapped up in class

Announcing Dr. George Chauncey, author of Gay New York, as the Library of Congress’s 2022 Kluge Prize winner

Exploring an exhibition of women artists, from nineteenth-century domestic handcraft to contemporary artists

A hair curling machine and other early-twentieth-century beauty patents of Charles Nessler

Relying on inaccurate history to rescind Roe v. Wade

Reproductive rights have always been central to women’s citizenship

Parallels between Prohibition and the overturning of Roe v. Wade

The Reconstruction politics of Indian Territory’s allotment era

Documenting typhoid fever during the Spanish-American War

Fostering student analysis of newspaper poetry about the 1918 flu pandemic

Tracing connections between the Civil War and the federal response to the anti-Chinese movement

Train stations in the records of the National Register of Historic Places


Cover Image: Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone Park. William Amos Haines, ca. 1915. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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