Child standing in front of apple tree

Minding the GAPE – September 2019


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

On Black economic citizenship after Reconstruction

Looking to Indigenous values to envision Hawaiian decolonization and self-determination

What the postmortem life of executed mass murderer Anton Probst reveals about American medical history

The long history of not having children

Placing Standing Rock within the long tradition of Indigenous resistance

When cannabis held a place in American herbal medicine

Public officials spread disinformation when bubonic plague struck turn-of-the-century San Francisco

In the race to be the best, newspaper publishers set their sights on the sky—newspaper buildings in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Twenty historic sites that highlight the history of women in America

How federal records can shed light on the experiences of Mexican American soldiers in World War I

The story of the Green Corn Rebellion, Oklahoma’s socialist uprising in the summer of 1917


Cover image: Apple orchard, ca. 1915-1923, Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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