A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
We are living in a Red Spring
“Talking About Race” web portal released by Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
The history of racist policing in America
A reading list on U.S. immigration and public health
Understanding women’s suffrage in the context of U.S. empire
Why cellphone videos of Black people’s deaths should be considered sacred, like lynching photographs
On the history of disease, colonialism, and Indigenous communities
The racist origins of Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest law
For First Nations, these are precedented times
African American religions in the 20th century slum
Images of original concept art for the Lincoln memorial
When the mayor of Oakland was arrested for not wearing a mask
Spotlight on Red Summer records in the National Archives
Allie Helena Barnett, an African American nurse at the Stewart Indian School
The debate about alcohol and influenza in 1918
Lessons from Warren Harding’s failure to return to “normalcy” after the 1918 pandemic and WWI
Recovering the lives of Black women in the city
Women’s political protests at the White House in 1917 and today
Reflections on looking to Ida B. Wells’ example
19th century photographic processes and formats
Histories of confinement and disease in Black communities
Meat shortages, worker exploitation, and how cheap meat came to be seen as an American birthright
The long and messy history of tallying mortality during plagues
Coping with flour shortages and “Wheatless Wednesdays” during WWI
Consuming is political in a crisis
How do American Indians celebrate Mother’s Day?
A reading list of histories of police, policing, and police unions in the U.S.
Mabel Ping-Hua Lee‘s suffrage activism
The National Archives shares the longest Civil War pension file in their holdings
Cover Image: Protesters, ca. 1909-1923. Some of the signs read “Fight Police Brutality,” “We Demand Work or Wages,” “Fight or Starve,” and “Workers! Join the Party of Your Class – The Communist Party.” National Photo Company Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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