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

Early bipartisan conservation efforts to protect migratory birds

The emergence of “new history” in the early twentieth century

1872 House Report of the Committee on Indian Affairs investigated attempts to defraud Native Americans of their military pensions

Presidential trips to Europe were acts of “memory” diplomacy

Comments on the assassination of President Garfield in the Bound Congressional Record

Oregon mountain renamed in honor of Chief Halito of the Yoncalla Kalapuya tribe

The importance of preserving America’s Chinatowns

Early recreational campgrounds appeared after the Civil War

This year’s “11 Most Endangered Historic Places” list includes two historic Chinatowns

A new postage stamp pays tribute to Chief Standing Bear

Search the Bound Congressional Record dating back to 1873

Deep sea mapping of the Titanic shipwreck

Assessing the People’s Party and Populism

Community efforts to preserve and share photographs of Arkansas’s “Little Poland”

How the federal government combatted food price discrimination in the early 1900s

Racialized social welfare in the post-Civil War South

A new play highlights the history of Chinese exclusion

Skagit River’s 1870s logjam and competing notions of progress

The great suffrage efforts of Dr. Mabel Ping Hua Lee

Union organization efforts of Samuel Gompers

Impressive ceilings in historic hotels

Nurses during the 1918 Influenza pandemic

Fictional pulp magazines promoted masculinity and combatted the Ku Klux Klan

The 150th anniversary of blue jeans

1904 marked the birth of the modern American military hospital

Exploring the history of immigration restriction and lotteries

Memorial Day’s roots in Black commemoration after the Civil War

Philadelphia’s Centennial International Exposition of 1876 almost went up in flames

Failed 1910 House bill would have made the United States a nation of hippo ranchers

Dr. George Chauncey on libraries and researching LGBTQ+ history

Lasting ramifications of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

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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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