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

When circus elephants who killed their captors faced public executions

Rethinking nineteenth-century politics by dismantling the party system model

Courthouses in the National Register of Historic Places

The history of bicycles in pictures

A digital repository sharing the stories of Pittsburgh’s Great Migration migrants

Experiments in digital history and the Civil War & Reconstruction Governors of Mississippi project

Genealogy research requests in Bureau of Indian Affairs records

Saving the historic Hudson-Athens Lighthouse

A critical look at how Broadway musical Suffs portrays the history of women’s suffrage

Podcast episode on the life of Native rights activist Zitkala-Ša

100 years ago, Leopold and Loeb committed the “crime of the century”

Digital exhibit on Arab American labor in the early twentieth century

Tacos were recently declared sandwiches in the eyes of the law, and in 1883 the Supreme Court defined tomatoes as vegetables

Modern efforts to bring back the quotas of the Johnson-Reed Immigration Act of 1924

Investigating the Lost Cause origins of Memorial Day

The long history of attempting to revive the passenger pigeon

Creating public memory of the 1862 Allegheny Arsenal explosion

Examining the mixed legacy of the 1924 Indian Citizenship Act

Major League Baseball incorporates statistics from the Negro Leagues in their records, recognizing decades of Black players’ contributions to the sport

Adapting historic hotels to new uses

135 years ago, the Johnstown Flood devastated a Pennsylvania community

No president has been convicted before, but in 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant was arrested for speeding in his horse-drawn carriage

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Laura Crossley is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the SHGAPE Blog. She is a history PhD candidate at George Mason University, specializing in digital history and Indigenous histories. Her dissertation examines how political debates over land, statehood, and Native sovereignty in the American West played out at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

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