A monthly roundup of Gilded Age and Progressive Era news articles and blog posts from around the web.

The long history of Americans demanding debt relief

How the 1918 pandemic changed the science of viruses

Not all women wanted suffrage

Louis Armstrong’s archives have a new home

Dvorak’s radical “New World Symphony

Civil War veterans struggled with opioid dependency

The history of racialized violence in the Memphis police force

Podcast episode on the evolution of America’s political parties

Major League Baseball’s new rules are part of the Negro National League’s legacy

Though the Tulsa Massacre lawsuit was dismissed, descendants will continue to fight

The racism of the West’s system of water rights is under scrutiny

Newly digitized Department of the State central files are available through the National Archives

A medical history of attempts to cure addiction

Seeing double with a collection of double exposure photographs

The Hollywood sign turns 100 years old

An early-twentieth-century crime novelist died on the Titanic

How to use digitized newspapers as a teaching tool

Icebox cakes rose to popularity in the 1920s

Susan B. Anthony’s recollection of meeting Harriet Tubman

Painting the environmental costs of industrialization in turn-of-the-century New York City

Updating historic houses of worship

Entrepreneurial rivalries in the history of Kentucky cave tourism

Complaints over too many women on college campuses have circulated for centuries

Retrieving the history of Manhattan’s vanished Syrian quarter, settled by immigrants in the late 1800s

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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.

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