A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
The long tradition of controlling Black Americans by attacking Sunday voting
Gender-neutral Potato Heads and the history of anxiety over the social influences of children’s toys
How the history of women’s suffrage in Utah has been obscured by controversies over polygamy
Failed quarantines led to measles outbreaks in the early twentieth century
Miami’s labor history and the urban landscape
How Progressive-Era settlement houses fostered women’s activism and intellectual creativity
Ida Holdgreve: the Wright brothers’ seamstress and the first female American aerospace worker
What early-twentieth-century trade literature reveals about recreation and leisure
The long history of Anti-Asian American violence
“Stagecoach” Mary Fields, the first Black woman to be a Star Route Carrier for the USPS
Examining the post-Civil War memory work of African Americans
An illustrated history of the recumbent bicycle
What the 1870 Census tells us about voter suppression during Reconstruction
The women who worked as forest fire lookouts
Countering misinformation about smallpox inoculation in the early twentieth century
“Hello Girls”: the women who operated telephone switchboards during WWI
A 1924 photograph of the Harvard KKK
Oklahoma statehood and the unrealized promise of racial progress
Cover Image: William McKinley as a rooster stands next to a broken egg labeled “Vice-Presidential Aspirations” from which several chicks have emerged: Lodge, Black, Bliss, Teddy, Root, Beveridge, and Timmy Woodruff. “McKinley’s Easter Egg” by Louis Dalrymple, Puck, v. 47, no. 1206 (1900 April 18). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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