Black and white photograph of group of Osage Indians, including Franklin Revard, Chief Bacon Rind, and his wife, posed on steps, Washington, D.C.

Minding the GAPE – November 2021


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

A three-part Gilded Age symposium from the U.S. Capitol Historical Society on YouTube: Economic Developments, Disparate Economic Impacts, American Arts and Culture (features SHGAPE President Nancy Unger)

Visualizing citation networks of Black intellectuals to understand resistance discourse

Where did all the restrooms go? A history of public restrooms in the U.S.

100 years ago, women from across the globe gathered in D.C. and demanded paid family leave—and we still don’t have it in the U.S.

Dogs in the trenches of WWI and the new animal history

Cocktails of the GAPE

Black veterans are overlooked in the history of WWI

More than a century after Plessy v. Ferguson, the Louisiana Board of Pardons votes to pardon Homer Plessy

Reviewing a two-hundred-year history of Black women activists

The Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery Memorial in Alexandria, VA, is one of the newest—yet oldest—members of the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Network

W.E.B. Du Bois called the shift from slavery to freedom a “general strike.” Are there parallels to today’s “Great Resignation”?

Today’s teacher shortages have a long history

The WWI soldiers of Carlisle Indian School

Teaching with Native American constitutions and treaties

The fate of abandoned psychiatric hospitals

Gendered public space at sea

Mexico and the hemispheric violence at the root of America’s Thanksgiving myth

From the party of Lincoln to the party of Lee

Shipwrecks and life saving stations in the National Register of Historic Places

How whitewashing the history of American race relations in the 19th century gave rise to the myth of Thanksgiving

The Charlottesville Rally Trial and the deadly history and legal legacy of the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871

Murder in the Osage Nation and the sinister effects of the federal guardianship system


Cover Image: Group of Osage Indians, including Franklin Revard, Chief Bacon Rind, and his wife, posed on steps in Washington, D.C., 1920. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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