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Women’s “Chilly Path” to the New York Judiciary

Posted: September 8, 2021

By Elizabeth D. Katz, Ph.D., J.D. September 8, 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 […]

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T. Wah Hing, Chinese American Herbalist and Abortionist  

Posted: September 25, 2019

by Dr. Tamara Venit Shelton In 1909, T. Wah Hing was indicted for feticide. At that time, forty-year-old Hing had been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for more than two decades in a home and office on J Street, between Seventh and Eighth in Sacramento, that he shared with his father, an immigrant from China who […]

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Labor Reformer George Gunton and a Progressive Era Divorce Scandal

Posted: March 20, 2019

by Stephen Leccese “What a scoundrel!” my mom exclaimed as I told her the following story. This is not a typical reaction when I talk about my work–my research on economic theory and policy is not exactly a scandal-ridden field for non-historians. So when I came across a story of divorce and abandonment involving economist […]

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