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

Connections between early jazz and crime syndicates

Bronzeville during the Great Migration and beyond

Caricatures in the margins of naturalization records

Clowning around with the Washington Senators

A compendium of epidemics in the United States

When Hispanic students were segregated at the Blackwell School in Marfa, Texas

Saving America’s most endangered historic places

The Gilded Age expansion of the carceral state

Eastern spirituality emerges in the West at the 1893 World’s Fair

The Canal Boy” and lessons in transportation

United Daughters of the Confederacy and racialized monument building

Women expanded gun ownership during WWI

Education policy and the lack of teachers’ rights

Black students at Columbia University in the early twentieth century

Sources reveal social contempt for wet nurses

The controversial election of 1876 and the legacy of the nineteenth president

Commemorating Native American poets

Ida Tarbell’s journalistic struggle to expose Standard Oil

The heroic Inuit rescuers of the Karluk shipwreck

A pair of 1880s Levis sells for $87,000

Subjective and racialized age assessment in criminal cases

The discovery of the first copyrighted American film

Agricultural buildings in the National Register of Historic Places

A history of marketing guns to children

Opium as a cure and an addiction

How Halloween became a commercial holiday

Mapping American racism through the writings of Ida B. Wells and W.E.B. Du Bois

A call to repatriate Indigenous remains held in university museums

Identifying Tulsa Race Massacre victims through exhumation

The troubling history of the Freedman’s Bank

Clara Brown, “Angel of the Rockies”

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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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