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The Met Gala Was Not the Fancy Dress Ball Historians Were Hoping For

Posted: May 12, 2022

By Dr. Einav Rabinovitch-Fox May 12, 2022 Last Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City returned to its “First Monday at May” tradition, or as it is commonly known: the Met Gala. Drawing media attention and fashionistas from around the world, the Gala is the annual fundraising event for the museum’s Costume […]

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HBO’s The Gilded Age: A Disappointingly One-Sided Depiction of a Complex Era

Posted: March 29, 2022

By Dr. Nancy C. Unger and Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols March 29, 2022 This review contains small spoilers. Our co-edited collection, A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Wiley (Wiley Blackwell, 2017), will be released in an updated, paperback edition this spring. As scholars who have long been immersed in this pivotal period, […]

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Southern Kitchens as Battlefields of Reform: Viginia Moore and the Progressive Canning Clubs

Posted: October 12, 2021

By Adrien Lievin September 28, 2021 This is part of a series of blog posts on women’s history and the long Progressive Era, honoring the legacy of the late Elisabeth Israels Perry. Perry served as SHGAPE President from 1998-2000 and had a long and distinguished career that highlighted women’s political activism in GAPE and in […]

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