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

Book review examining the racialization of infanticide throughout the nineteenth century

Mina Miller Edison, the “home executive”

A discussion on Tuskegee Institute and the contradictions of Black history

Edith Galt Wilson, the “first woman president”

Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar helped spark the Harlem Renaissance

Nineteenth-century activist Harriet Jacobs fought against racial and sexual violence

Preserving places where women made history

Eugenics, the IQ test, and the legacy of disability discrimination

Teaching scientific literacy through the history of pseudoscience

Zora Neale Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance

Historical perspective on mental health and involuntary hospitalization in New York City

Hollywood themes in the National Register of Historic Places

Leonora Barry, champion of women workers

The urban history of mice and rats

Scientific unknowns, risk aversion, and the history of regulations and restrictions in pregnancy and motherhood

Using silent films as a teaching tool

Anticolonialism activism led to South Asian immigration restrictions

The racialized lore of “Railroad Bill

Exploring Margaret Sanger’s divisive legacy

Puerto Rican migration and labor movements in the early twentieth century

Madame Restell defied anti-abortion laws for over forty years

When chapel cars traveled throughout the United States bringing the gospel to the masses

Utility Patent Drawings of beehives and beekeeper apparel

The Mississippi Carroll County Courthouse Massacre of 1886

Honoring the legacy of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross

Wong Kim Ark’s struggle for birthright citizenship

H-SHGAPE review of Riding Jane Crow: African American Women on the American Railroad

New Library of Congress digital collection on early Major League Baseball publications

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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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