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Launching the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Podcast

Posted: September 21, 2021

By Dr. Michael Patrick Cullinane September 21, 2021 During the first COVID lockdown, in April 2020, a query flashed across my computer screen as I scrolled through H-Net: “Can anyone recommend any podcasts devoted specifically to the History of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era?” As an avid podcast listener, I should have been able […]

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An “Adamless Eden for Female Offenders”?: Katharine Bement Davis and the Carceral State in Progressive-Era New York

Posted: July 13, 2021

By Dr. Anya Jabour July 13, 2021 This is the first in 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 […]

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Taxing the Bachelors

Posted: June 1, 2021

By Dr. Jill Frahm June 1, 2021 On March 18, 1907, an anonymous individual at the Fort Dodge, Iowa, city council meeting proposed an ordinance to tax all bachelors and spinsters residing in the town. The proposal, smuggled into a pile of legitimate business papers, required “all able bodied persons between the ages of 25 […]

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