SOURCE: Washington Post
by Nancy C. Unger
Whiteness enables allies in this struggle to push in ways that African Americans sometimes cannot without disproportionate risk. That was Belle La Follette’s secret — she used white privilege to fight against it.
by Gail Radford
Treasury Secretary William McAdoo was a presidential son-in-law whose knowledge, experience, and belief in the role of government made him an effective public servant.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Leah LaGrone
Government needs to back off making moral value judgments shaped by Christian values when it comes to women’s work, and instead to focus on the harsh economic reality facing millions of women.
Woman Citizen: On This Day in 1920 Helen Hamilton Gardener Became the Highest-Ranking Woman in Federal Government
by Kimberly A. Hamlin
Gardener’s historic appointment as U.S. Civil Service Commissioner marked one symbolic step toward the idea that women should be universally recognized as “self- respecting, self- directing human units with brains and bodies sacredly their own.”
SOURCE: Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
by Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
Andrew Huebner, Caroline Grego, Alana Toulin and Mark C. Boxell are winners of annual prizes from the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
by John Heffron
An excerpt from John Heffron's The Rise of the South in American Thought and Education: The Rockefeller Years (1902-1917).
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Ganesh Sitaraman
The playbook for taming industrial capitalism already exists. It’s the essential starting point for reform today.
by Michael Bronski
Addams and Wald were women who loved other women and that these relationships – as well as the female friendship networks in which they were involved – were profoundly instrumental to their vision of social justice that changed America.
by David Huyssen
Progressive reforms made material differences in the lives of U.S. workers, but they failed in their larger goal of slowing or reversing inequality.
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