A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Labor strikes are back
A nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising hurt women doctors
Alan Lessoff, one of the editors of the SHGAPE blog, reviews Benjamin Heber Johnson’s Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation
Understanding the colonial photography of the 1890-1893 Menage expedition to the Philippines
Tulsa’s search for mass graves from the city’s 1921 race massacre
The feminist root root roots of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
Listen to Eric Foner discuss the Reconstruction Amendments to the Constitution
Why the decision to celebrate Columbus was more about quieting the outrage of Italian-Americans than honoring them
Podcast episode on the history of the Ghost Dance religion beyond Wounded Knee
Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the significance of commemoration
How did pregnant women understand heredity in nineteenth-century America?
Butter in nutritional guidelines since 1894
Thoughts on the 2019 Western History Conference in Las Vegas
Hear about some spooky histories, including the spirit photography of William Mumler
On Theodore Roosevelt’s hatred for baseball
A brief history of the Halloween costume
Cover image: The “Spirit of Honesty” frightens men in a boardroom, including a Corporation Lawyer, Fake Promoter, and Lobbyist. “The Haunted House” by Art Young, Puck, v. 62, no. 1604 (November 27, 1907), Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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