Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, Democracy 1870-1920




Chicago, IL and Online


July 8-28, 2023 (residential); April 2024 (virtual)


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



Loyola University Chicago, the University of Illinois Chicago, and the Chicago History Museum invite teachers to "Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, Democracy, 1877 to 1920." The program's core is a three-week summer institute in Chicago for 30 resident teachers across grades 6-12 from July 8-28, 2023. Participants will deepen their knowledge through readings, discussions, lectures, inquiries into primary sources, and exploration of Chicago's landmark historical and cultural resources. Applications to Teachings sessions will help participants design classroom-ready teaching materials. Participants will also shape a virtual conference to be offered in Spring 2024 and new featured content on our website.

Project Director(s)

Crystal Johnson; Robert Johnston; Charles Tocci

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Jeff Helgeson; Leon Fink; Ben Johnson; Kidada Williams; Michelle Duster; Diane Dillon; Boyd Cothran; Lindsay Stallones Marshall; Lisa Testrault; Rosina Lozano; Jonathan Zimmerman; James Barrett; Charles Postel; Deborah Kang; Laura McEnaney; Marcia Chatelain; Adam Green

Grantee Institution

Chicago History Museum

Funded through the Division of Education Programs