A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.
The political significance of Cochise County in Arizona
An early female coffee entrepreneur, A. F. MacDougall
The painful legacy of two southern race massacres
A book review of Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals 1893-1930
Charlotte Scott and the Black soldiers who funded the Emancipation Monument
Panoramic maps of the Mississippi Valley
The tragic international history of Jumbo the elephant
How the Hetch Hetchy controversy led to the establishment of the National Park Service
Early globe-trotting cyclist, Frank Lenz
Albion W. Tourgée and the fight for expanding voting rights
Prior to the Nazis, the swastika was once a benign symbol in American printing
Homes of American authors in the National Register of Historic Places
Christmas trees and decorations in the patent records
Banking on rainmakers in the Great Plains
Early photographs of rainbows
Colonel Charles Young, the first African American to serve as superintendent over a National Park
Harvard chemist Eben Norton Horsford invented baking powder
Interview with Karen Weingarten, author of Abortion in the American Imagination
The rise of “anti-lodger” crusaders
Racism and the rise of commercial laundering
Cafe, New Year’s Eve, ca. 1910-1915. Bain News Service, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
After serving in the United States Navy, Kym pursued her education and true passion of history. Kym taught as an adjunct for six years prior to continuing her education. She is currently a History PhD student and Fellow at the University of Montana, focusing on public health in the Progressive Era.