Podcast: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

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The Gilded Age and Progressive Era is a free podcast about the seismic transitions that took place in the United States from the 1870s to 1920s. It's for students, teachers, researchers, history buffs, and anyone who wants to learn more about how our past connects us to the present. It is hosted by Michael Patrick Cullinane, a professor of U.S. history and the author of several books about American politics and international relations. 

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The first three episodes were released on 15 September 2021. 

  1. The Last Flu Epidemic, 1918-1919 with Christopher McKnight Nichols
  2. Gilded Age Cocktails with Cecelia Tichi
  3. Women's Reproductive Rights in the Progressive Era with Barbara Schneider

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Upcoming shows include interviews with Reiland Rabaka on W.E.B. Du Bois and critical race theory, best-selling author John Sedgwick on the expansion of railroads, and Smithsonian curator Jon Grinspan on his new book The Age of Acrimony