Nonprofit Management for Historians

This iteration of Kenneth Finkel’s Nonprofit Management for Historians course incorporates an experiment in content-based, cryptocurrency-sourced revenue generation. The entries that appear here were created for the Steemit blogging platform to raise funds to support the Philly History Initiative.

Posted by | May 9, 2018
Wartime Rationing, Food Aid, and “Civilized” Sickness: The Problem of Pellagra in 1918 (#explore1918)

I most recently wrote about wartime food restrictions under the #explore1918 theme in Everybody's Got to Eat! Cooking like it's 1918. Today I address a more serious side of the issue: the...

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Posted by | May 8, 2018
Arts, Culture, and Philanthropy: The Robbed and the Robbers

Back in 1892, art exhibitions were not held for the general public. Art galleries were considered suitable only for the better classes, like art students and connoisseurs, and to this...

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Posted by | May 8, 2018
Arts, Culture, and Philanthropy: The Robbed and the Robbers

Back in 1892, art exhibitions were not held for the general public. Art galleries were considered suitable only for the better classes, like art students and connoisseurs, and to this...

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Posted by | February 18, 2018
Everybody’s Got to Eat! Cooking like it’s 1918 (#explore1918)

So far in the #explore1918 series, I've written about how World War I impacted free speech, Eastern European immigrants' cultural pride, literature, and the legality of condoms. Next I'm going...

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Posted by | February 13, 2018
A Call to Arms of Another Kind: 1918, a Banner Year for the Condom (#explore1918)

Confronting an Age-Old Problem Let me take you back to 1918, when World War I camp hospitals overflowed with soldier-patients suffering from battle wounds, influenza, and… gonorrhea. Long before the...

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Posted by | February 8, 2018
Forgotten Works of 1918: Reassessing Edith Wharton’s ‘The Marne’ (#explore1918)

My past two entries for #explore1918 have dealt with serious political issues: specifically, censorship and sedition in wartime through the lens of the Philadelphia Tageblatt trial; and an odd and unsuccessful effort to associate...

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Posted by | February 7, 2018
A Declaration of Independence for the Oppressed: The Mid-European Union at Independence Hall (#explore1918)

A Remarkably-Timed Celebration Although the Great War would not end for another three weeks, and much of the city was laid low with the deadly Spanish influenza epidemic, for some...

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Posted by | February 3, 2018
The Limitations of Free Speech in Wartime: The Philadelphia Tageblatt Trial (#explore1918)

September of 1918 was a fraught time in Philadelphia. Day after day, newspaper headlines carried a grim mixture of battle updates from the Great War, seemingly endless lists war casualties,...

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Posted by | February 3, 2018
The Limitations of Free Speech in Wartime: The Philadelphia Tageblatt Trial (#explore1918)

September of 1918 was a fraught time in Philadelphia. Day after day, newspaper headlines carried a grim mixture of battle updates from the Great War, seemingly endless lists war casualties,...

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