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

The dark history of child labor and the ongoing perils faced by child agricultural workers

Victorian porcelain dolls as symbols of class and wealth

A new collection on the Great Migration

Guinea pigs and other gems in newspaper archives

November marks the 125th birthday of the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building

Reconsidering how Crazy Horse would view his legacy

The origins of “Made in America

Public Health as a tool of systematic racism

Election Day in newspaper archives

Native American resources in the Library of Congress

William and Florence Kelley, the father-daughter duo who reformed America

The lasting consequences of eugenics

Christmas creep”: the tradition of the early arrival of Christmas

A new book on Black newspapers and the Great Migration

Victoria Woodhull ran for president 150 years ago

A look back on the life of sculptor Daniel Chester French

Alferd Packer, the Colorado Cannibal

The art and historical narratives of Lakota Winter Counts

Rising Black landownership in the tobacco-growing region of the Virginia-North Carolina border

A new book explores the impact of cinema trade presses

Asian Americans serving in the military

A thriving Black community attacked by white supremacists in the Wilmington Massacre of 1898

The wild adventures of Alice Roosevelt

A brief history of the electric chair

Outrageous political spending began in the 1880s

Rebecca Latimer Felton, first woman senator and fierce white supremacist

Suffragist Nina Otero-Warren commemorated on U.S. quarter

Remembering the life of Geronimo

A review of Kyle T. Mays’s new book, An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

How the Indian Peace Commission of 1867-68 ushered in more violence and conflict

Three new series of records on Puerto Rico available online from the National Archives

The mysterious death of a wealthy Black businessman divided Newport, Rhode Island, in 1885

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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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