The political status of Puerto Ricans has been questioned ever since the island was annexed by the United States in the late nineteenth century as a result of the Spanish-American War. Questions regarding the United States citizenship of Puerto Ricans were definitely brought forth during the Supreme Court case Gonzales v. Williams (1904). The caseContinue reading The Case of Isabel Gonzalez
This post was authored by Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, the former Outreach and Social Media Assistant for this project. Over the last 2 months, we’ve discussed varying aspects of the 1918 flu pandemic. Beyond front pages, which predominately present national updates on the flu, there are other sections of our papers where the gravity of theContinue reading The 1918 Flu Pandemic Part 3-Society Pages and Local News
On this blog we’ve looked at a few issues related to how events associated with the American Conservation movement, including the founding of the National Park Service and the establishment of the first National Wildlife Refuge on Pelican Island, were covered in our digitized newspapers. Today, we’ll look at the efforts in Florida, spearheaded byContinue reading May Mann Jennings & the Creation of Royal Palm State Park
It’s difficult to talk about the history of aviation in the United States without looking at activities that took place in Florida. As we’ve discussed in the past, Naval Air Station Pensacola played an important role in U.S. military aviation history. But the same hard-packed white sand at Daytona Beach that attracted automobile enthusiasts alsoContinue reading Ruth Law: The Aviatrix’s Florida Connection
Learn about the Lacey Act, the plumage industry, and conservation efforts to protect birds in early 20th century Florida.
Documenting and celebrating the role of women in history is often easier said than done, and the theoretical positions and methodological approaches to doing so make up entire subfields within the academic universe. When I began to write this series for our blog, I was reminded of the stark reality of historical newspapers: the majorityContinue reading The Styles of Florida Newspaper Women
“In Women’s Realm,” “Society,” “People and Events,” “Over the Coffee Cups”- these are just a few of the names that denote women-centric columns in the English language newspapers within the FPRDNP. But to the contemporary user of historic newspaper archives, what does this mean and why should we care? The first of a two partContinue reading The Women’s Page: More than Meets the Eye