Tagged: Minding the GAPE
A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web. Also be sure to check out the SHGAPE website’s new, expanded Resources page.
Obituary for Dr. Walter Nugent, SHGAPE President 2000-2002, who passed away this month
Podcast episode on The Birth of a Nation
A 1910 document and the Black health mortality gap
Gender and stuttering in the early-twentieth-century United States
The failures of American environmentalism
Black women and Civil War pensions
How a school for freedpeople become a key institution for preserving Houston’s Black history
American empire in the “Wilsonian moment”
A photo essay of women at work through time
How the Pittsburgh Courier shaped racial discourse in the early twentieth century
Centering African American women in Civil War public history
Recognizing Dr. Katharine Bement Davis as a pioneering sex researcher
Looking back at a recording of a Booker T. Washington speech
A public history project on Black people in Clemson University history
The Black doctor who helped decode Alzheimer’s disease
State and local control over immigration through U.S. history and the myth of open borders
What we can learn from a collection of American prison newspapers
A 54-foot-long freedom petition signed by Black South Carolinians in 1865 goes on display in D.C.
An unusual sculpture made out of Abraham Lincoln’s hair
Historical roots of the politicization of the National Parks Service
Remembering the 1863 Bear River Massacre and its legacy
The history of foreign awards to U.S. military personnel
Power and responsibility of American Girl Dolls
San Jose apologizes for over a century of discrimination against Chinese and Chinese American residents, including destroying the city’s Chinatowns
Cover Image: “Bringing in the Sheaves,” 1908. Postcard advertising Nebraska products with a humorous photomontage depicting people surrounded by larger-than-life pumpkins, corn, and cabbages. Karen A. Stuart Collection of Postcards, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
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