A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
Black cemeteries as a counter-memory to Confederate monuments
Echoes of the Panic of 1873
When the 1918 flu pandemic struck the White House
A bibliography of the Twin Cities
Italian American representation and rethinking Columbus Day
Creating federal holidays has always been political
The shortcomings of Union Civil War monuments
On the history of the Women’s KKK
Sharing the history of the 1919 Chicago race riots through a bike tour
Election day during the 1918 flu pandemic
Black voter suppression in Reconstruction-era Georgia
How the 1918 flu pandemic changed Halloween
America’s long history of blaming immigrants for disease
Are we facing a repeat of the election of 1876?
Nutrition capitalism in Minneapolis
The long history of mirrors
When young Americans donned capes and marched for democracy ahead of the 1880 presidential election
White supremacy and the history of American midwifery
Trees and urban development in Great Falls, Montana
The Reconstruction-era political career of Tunis G. Campbell, Georgia state senator
A new museum tells the story of jailed suffragists
The Little Suffragist Doll: white supremacy in suffragism
Telling the complicated story of Theodore Roosevelt as hunter and naturalist in a new exhibition
The surprising history of canned cocktails
Highlights from the National Archives’ Voting Rights Portal
Native American voting rights and the failings of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act
Cover Image: “First municipal election in Richmond since the end of the war – registration of colored voters” by William Ludwell Sheppard, Harper’s Weekly, v. 14, no. 701 (1870 June 4), p. 365, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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