A History of Esperanto

When I write my posts about the history of Esperanto (largely concentrating on the early period in the United States), I usually tie them to the calendar date, which means I'm zipping back and forth across the history of Esperanto, focussing on the 1920s one day and the 1890s the next. The thought occurred to me that someone might want to see these as a historical continuity.

Here are my posts about Esperanto, but arranged not by when I published them, but where they fit historically. As new posts are written, they'll be added to their point on the timeline.

May 28: International Languages, A New One Every Day

September 14: Esperanto First Appears in the US Press
September 21: Let Volapük Have Its Moment
December 21: The New Orleans Scoop on Esperanto

May 5: An 1888 Critic of Esperanto

July 5: Esperanto at the World’s Fair
September 21: Doctors Take Early Look at Esperanto

January 12: Esperanto — A New Language in Germany

June 1: How Do You Say "Goodbye" in Volapük?

February 6: A Traveling Professor Talks about Esperanto

May 26: The New York Times Discovers Esperanto
July 12: Esperanto’s One Advantage
August 29: Esperanto: A Last and Desperate Attempt for Volapuk?

June 2: If We Don't Get the Golfers, We're Doomed!

May 3: The Sun Casts a Sunbeam on Esperanto
June 1: Esperanto and Cycling
June 2: Esperanto at the Congress of Academies
July 12: North Dakota News of Esperanto

May 27: How Do You Say "Stop or I'll Shoot" in Esperanto?
September 23: An Early Chicago Esperanto Society?
October 21: The Professor and the Tax Collector

February 1: Thousands of Esperanto Speakers, Prison, and Other News
February 27: Esperanto, the Blue Language, and Mother Tongues
June 16: A Jest for Esperanto
June 18: A Jest for Esperanto 2 - A Lesson!
June 20: The Third Esperanto Jest
June 28: Esperanto on Street Cars
July 4: Esperanto, a New Kind of Volapük

January 4 and 10: That (Non) Spaniard Who Created Esperanto
January 29: The Voice of Zamenhof
February 6: A Rival to Esperanto — Commercial Latin
July 3: Esperanto at the 1904 World’s Fair
April 16: Esperanto at the International Geographical Congress
June 11: A Mild Advocate for Esperanto Calls for a Congress
September 8: Zamenhof in the Independent

March 5: Russian Censors Study Esperanto
March 16: 110 Years of Esperanto in the United States
March 27: Future Nobel Laureate Nobly Lauds Esperanto
April 18: Mrs. Brewster’s Esperanto Party
April 30: Mr. Brewster’s Esperanto Party
August 26: The Esperantists Hold a Congress
August 30: A Temperance Beverage for Esperantists?
September 7: The Independent View of the First Congress
September 9: Esperanto and the Friends
September 10: Esperanto Becomes Popular
December 9: Oscar Browning, Esperanto, and Homosexuality

January 17: Esperanto in Boston
January 20: Esperanto at Harvard
February 2: A Chemist Promotes Esperanto
February 12: Business Esperanto
February 17: Esperanto in 1909 Florida
February 20: Chemists and Esperanto
February 25: Esperanto in Yorkshire
February 26: Esperanto for the Blind
March 21: Unitarian Minister Enquires about Esperanto
April 4: What Did Professor Oswald Do?
April 5: Women Scientists Start Esperanto Group
April 8: Homer in the Original Esperanto
April 14: An Esperanto Nightingale
May 31: Esperanto at USC
June 4: A British Esperantist Writes the Sun
June 20: Post Calls on Esperanto to Surrender
July 19: Everybody Works in Esperanto
July 29: An Early Esperantist in California
September 8: Esperanto Magazine Launched
September 16: Esperanto and Reverse Colonization
October 2: Zamenhof and Spelling Reform
October 2: Young Professor Leads the Esperanto Meeting
October 8: Professor Teaches Esperanto at Start of Peripatetic Career
October 9: Boosterism for Esperanto
December 16: Actress Wasn’t From Esperanto-Land, Nor from America

January 6: Zamenhof — A Naive and Simple Soul
January 9: Zamenhof Not a Spaniard
January 13: Esperanto in Borneo
January 15: Max Nordau and the Breakdown of Esperanto
January 31: An Esperantist Italian Count in New Mexico
February 13: The Wandering Esperantist Minister
March 11: Esperanto — More than a Million! Really?
March 24: Harvard Professor Prefers Volapük to Esperanto
March 25: An Army of Esperantists
April 10: The Esperantist Physics Professor at Chicago
April 21: America’s First Esperanto Congress?
April 22: Los Angeles’s Esperanto Press Agent
April 23: Unhappy Professor Simkins
May 23: Esperanto on the Hog Latin Principle
June 23: Gambling in Esperanto
June 27: Police Raid Esperanto Lessons! Esperanto a Front for Gambling
June 29: Diplomat Predicts Things Will Be Great for Esperanto in America!
June 30: Welcome to Usono
August 2: Esperanto at Twenty, No Matter What the Sun Says
August 3: A Desperate Plunge Into Esperanto?
August 4: Esperanto’s Savior?
August 19: The US Esperanto Group Before the Group Before the Current Group
September 9: Crushed By Troubles, Duchess Studies Esperanto
September 20: Please Don’t Cuss, Esperantists
September 23: Journalist Expected Esperanto to End War
September 29: An Esperanto Socialite in Chicago?
October 6: Esperanto in 1907
November 7: The Place where Ido Began
November 17: A Home for Esperantists in New York City
December 3: An Early Birthday for Esperanto
December 26: Esperantists in the Coal Mines
December 29: Esperanto and Dr. Talmey's Other Languages

January: Those Bloodthirsty Esperantists!
January 3: Pasadena Professor Eminent in Esperanto
January 5: Russian Sociologist Praises French, Dismisses Esperanto
January 28: The Mysterious A. E. Handley
February 14: Esperanto Correspondence for Socialists
February 23: Esperanto and the Bull Moose
February 26: Mr. Privat Goes to Washington
March 3: An Esperantist at the White House
March 4: Esperanto in Sweden
March 31: Esperantist Professor Leaves University for Literary Life
April 15: Esperanto on Mars
April 19: The Work of the American Esperanto Association
May 2: The Antichrist Speaks Esperanto
May 27: The North American Review Abandons Esperanto
June 2: The Other International Language — Love
June 4: Templars Considered Esperanto
June 14: The Esperanto State that Didn't Happen
July 15: Washington D.C. Schools Asked to Consider Esperanto
July 20: High Hopes for Esperanto at Beginning of First American Conference
July 22: An Esperanto Organization for the United States
July 23: Push Back on Esperanto in D.C. Schools
July 23: An Army of Esperantists!
July 26: For and Against Esperanto in the Sun
July 30: Linguist Masters Esperanto After Brief Study
August 6: Another Early Nebraska Esperantist
August 7: Esperanto and the Danger of Snark
August 26: The Unhappy Birth of Ido
September 5: Esperanto in 1908 Paris
September 25: Esperanto: the Language of the Air
October 1: A Diva For Esperanto
October 3: A Dictionary for Esperanto
October 11: A Linguistic Romance
October 14: Poetess’s Legacy to Universal Language
October 23: More Anarchists and Esperanto
November 14: An Esperanto Cocktail for Charles Fairbanks
November 26: A Professional Esperantist
December 1: Esperantists Say No to Moresnet
December 24: Chinese Minister Champions Esperanto
December 31: Princeton Professor Blasts Esperanto

January 7: The Reverend Professor Esperantist
January 9: No Esperanto Peasant Talk
January 14: Socialists Vote on Esperanto
January 21: A Socialist Rebuffs Esperanto
February 4: No Esperanto for Socialists
February 5: Esperanto’s Civil War
February 7: A World Government in French and Esperanto
February 9: A Promising Young Esperantist
March 8: Esperanto as Religion
March 12: Those Lying Esperantists
May 30: A Virginia Esperantist on Ido
June 12: Esperanto and the Sciences
July 16: Ro On the Go
July 17: Khayyam and Esperanto
August 5: Was It 1910 or 1911 for the Esperanto Congress?
August 8: Waving the Green Flag
October 20: Esperanto and the Spanish Anarchists

January 1: John Barrett’s New Year’s Resolution:  Learn Esperanto
January 15: Esperanto on the Job
January 20: Gathering Esperantists in Iowa
January 24: Trouble for Reed in Esperanto-Land
January 25: Uncle Joe and Esperanto
January 26: Esperanto’s Femme Fatale
February 2: Esperanto Marching Orders
February 11: Arthur Baker Speaks…Eventually
March 20: Three Esperantist Lawyers in the Bay Area
May 5: Esperanto Saves the World!
May 7: Queen Elizabeth, Esperantist
May 23: Mr. Barrett Believes
June 10: 1910: Zamenhof to Arrive in Washington
June 16: Diplomat Predicts Future for Esperanto in Universities
June 19: The Los Angeles Report on the Esperanto Congress
June 21: Trouble in Esperanto-Land
July 1: Poor Predictions for Huge Esperanto Congress in 1910
July 10: A New Name for Dr. Zamenhof
July 10: Esperanto’s Little Advertiser
July 19: Volapük Pronounced Dead on Anniversary of Creator’s Birth
July 24: Big Plans for Conference in Washington
July 28: A Diplomatic Reception for Esperanto
August 11: The Zamenhofs Arrive in New York
August 11: The Honorable Gentleman from Esperantio
August 12: Esperantists Arrive in Washington
August 12: Mrs. Reed and the Unofficial French Delegates to Esperanto
August 13: What to Feed an Esperanto Speaker?
August 14: Ido and Esperanto Congress
August 15: Esperanto in the News, Literally
August 16: The Esperanto News in German
August 17: Esperanto — Language of the International Stage
August 18: A Death at the Esperanto Congress
August 19: Pity the Poor Hotel Clerk
August 20: Sinclair Lewis and the Esperanto Congress
August 21: Esperanto, the Language of Women’s Rights
August 29: Mrs. Stoner's Doubtful Family History
August 29: The Esperantist Agricultural Expert
September 2: Doctor Praises Esperanto Congress
September 3: Tramp Stamps
September 5: A Linguistic Hodgepodge — Either Esperanto or English
September 24: Menus in Esperanto!
September 25: An Esperantist President in Washington
September 26: Professors Battle over Esperanto and Ido
October 15: More Doubtful Stoner Family History
October 19: Mr. Dibble and Esperanto
December 5: An Idist Counteroffers

January 28: Thousands Interested in Esperanto
February 7: Which Miss Fernald Spoke Esperanto?
February 5: Mondays, Mrs. Roe Teaches Esperanto
February 9: No Romance in the Mail for Iowa Esperantist
February 11: The Other Kellerman
February 24: No Esperanto for Connecticut Schools
March 10: Washington Students Take Up Esperanto
March 17: Esperanto's Second Generation in Washington
April 22: Los Angeles’s Esperanto Press Agent
April 29: Omaha’s Esperanto Delegate
May 3: An American Anthem…In Esperanto
June 3: Swimmers and That Esperanto Sign
June 22: Limericks in Esperanto
June 29: Newspaper Misses the Whole Point of Esperanto
August 6: An Early Nebraska Esperantist
August 7: Chinese, the Language of the Future
September 7: Esperanto Blamed for Death of Volapük
September 8: Esperanto — A Nest of Spies?
September 15: Damn You, Esperanto!
December 29: Was the Baby’s First Word “Zamenhof”?

May 10: Words from an Early Esperantist
May 15: Esperanto in Bad Verse
June 15: You Sure as Hell Can Cuss in Esperanto
July 9: An Esperanto Congress in Boston
July 11: Esperanto at Twenty-Five
August 10: When The Cavalier Experimented with Esperanto
August 27: The Long Plan for 1915
September 4: More Esperanto Theater
September 21: An Esperanto Marriage, But Not the First
December 23: Spirits, Telepathy, and Esperanto

May 11: Yes to Esperanto, No to Photos at World’s Fair
May 16: No Lies in Esperanto
May 28: Esperantist Couple Studied Law Together
June 8: Students Petition for Esperanto
June 13: Early Results on Students’ Petition for Esperanto
June 21: Veltlang at the Esperanto Meeting
July 4: The Language They're Studying in New York
July 6: Anarchist, Free-Love Supporting Lawyer Defends Esperanto
October 13: Esperanto — The Most Neutral Thing
October 17: Esperanto and the Italian Subversives
October 23: Esperanto and Blood Libel
November 5: Young Esperantist Corresponds Across Lines of Battle

March 12: Esperanto Comes to San Francisco
March 18: Esperantists Speak to Students
April 3: The Natural Education of an Esperantist
May 14: Joseph Silbernik, the UEA's Man in New York
June 6: Winifred Stoner: Proof that Esperanto Is Not Harmful to Your Health
August 23: An Esperanto Congress at a Time of War
August 17: Monoglott — A Language of One?
August 28: An Esperanto Enthusiast in Ohio
September 11: Zamenhof Found!
October 10: Zamenhof and Religion
October 17: Esperanto, the Uniter of Nations
November 6: Two Esperantist Ladies in Mexico

July 27: Esperanto as an Auxiliary to Religion
August 4: A Vermont Esperantist
November 16: An Esperantist in Motion Pictures
December 2: Esperantists — The Kaiser’s Fools
December 11: Silbernick Defends German Use of Esperanto
December 12: Professor Schinz, the Accuser of Esperanto

April 14: Zamenhof Died. Esperanto Still Lives
August 31: Our Boys in France, Speaking Esperanto
August 31: Esperanto Goes to War, Almost

February 20: The Girl Scouts and Esperanto
March 6: A Woman. A Journalist. An Esperantist
April 20: Esperanto and Palmistry
December 15: A Somber Zamenhof-Day

June 9: The Death of an Esperantist
October 25: Socialist Esperantist Dies in Massachusetts

February 18: The Radical Electrician, the Socialist Shoemaker, and Esperanto
March 9: After Esperanto and Ido…Esperanto?
April 9: An Alsatian Esperantist in New York
June 6: A Rosebush in Esperanto
July 23: Thirteenth U.S. Esperanto Congress Held in New York
July 25: American Esperantists Plan 1921 Convention for Boston
November 2: Esperanto Wins!
December 18: A Dark Day for Esperanto
December 22: Esperanto’s Comeback Stunt

January 21: Never Too Late to Learn Esperanto!
July 5: The Unreal History of Esperanto
July 15: A Canadian President for Esperanto Group
October 7: Esperanto at the League of Nations
December 24: Esperanto Prodigy Starts Marriage Career

January 9: Professor Proposes Esperanto for League of Nations
January 19: Esperanto and the Advancement of Science
February 10: Esperanto, Diplomacy, and Duplicity
March 19: The Linguist Spoke Esperanto
May 21: Esperanto on the Air
June 10: Professor Claimed Esperanto Would Be Important to Radio (1922)
June 17: Esperanto By Radio
July 2: Esperanto, The Improbable
July 15: The French Say “Non” to Esperanto
September 2: The Death of Diplomatic Discourse
December 18: The Advantage of Esperanto — Proved by Science!

December 27: Jesus, Marx, and Zamenhof

June 4: The Illegal Language
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