Junk Mail, Generic Papers, and Real Estate News: The Unread Media of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Chair and Commentator: Richard John, Columbia University

Property and the Black Press in Jim Crow America
Cara Caddoo, Indiana University

Augusta, Maine, Mail-Order Magazines, and the Political Economy of Junk in Gilded Age America 
Richard Popp, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Delivering Local News via Mass Media: The Hearst Newspaper Chain, 1910 –1930
Julia Guarneri, University of Cambridge

CFP: Tennessee Historical Quarterly Special Issue on Suffrage in the South

The Tennessee Historical Quarterly seeks submissions for a special issue focusing on the centennial of women’s acquisition of the right to vote.  Papers must explore suffrage-related questions in the American South, although they need not be Tennessee-specific.  Interested authors should submit a one page abstract and (no more than) two page CV to Carole Bucy at carole.bucy@volstate.edu; Frances Kolb at frances.b.kolb@vanderbilt.edu; and Kristofer Ray at kristofer.ray@dartmouth.edu.  Deadline for abstract submission is July 1, 2018.  Expected issue will be Spring

Connections between Kentucky and Tennessee - history of woman suffrage and voting rights today

KY Woman Suffrage

This post was co-written by Dr. Randolph Hollingsworth (coordinator for the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project) and Dr. Margaret Spratt (coordinator for the Tennessee entries for the Women and Social Movements in the U.S. project on woman suffrage) as they consider a proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a community outreach project to include both Kentucky and Tennessee:


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