Dear H-SHGAPE subscribers
Please check out our newest posts over on the SHGAPE blog. Both posts are part of a series written by some of the participants in the SHGAPE-sponsored lightning round at OAH 2019, “The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: Emerging Scholarship in the Field,” organized by Cynthia Heider.
The historiographical debate over the character of Populism and its influence on American politics remains contentious. In this week’s post, Dr. Wesley Bishop shares his research on “Coxey’s Army” and what studying Jacob Coxey can reveal about Populist history and American political thought.
You can read the piece here: https://www.shgape.org/coxeys-army-of-1894-and-the-state-of-populist-studies/
This is the second in our series of posts from participants in the SHGAPE-sponsored lightning round at OAH 2019.
What did Americans think of early phonographs and how did they use them? What can home sound recordings reveal about turn-of-the-century domestic life? Did sound recording technology play a role in relaxing patriarchal family relations? In our latest post, Dr. J. Martin Vest considers early home sound recordings and shares how working with this fascinating set of sources has allowed him to flesh out a fuller picture of recorded sound’s place in the Progressive Era home.
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