In 1932, the “Bonus Army” of jobless veterans staged a protest in Washington, DC. The government dispersed them with tear gas.
#BlackintheIvory highlights reports of racism in academia, echoing the experiences of W.E.B. Du Bois in sociology.
Grape varieties from North America seemed harmless to French winemakers. But destructive bugs were imported with the plants.
Well-researched stories from The Cut, The Atlantic, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
The pro-cremation movement of the nineteenth century battled religious tradition, not to mention the specter of mass graves during epidemics.
In states transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy, resistance to police abuses can make or break the larger democratic project, explains one social scientist.
The idea of a virtual Eucharist may feel at odds with Catholic tradition, but it has deep roots in the church’s history.
Before the French Revolution, professional models were salaried professionals. That would all change in the nineteenth century.
The New York Public Library presented the city with the gift of its own "missing sounds" during the coronavirus crisis.
Honoring the scientists, poets, activists, doctors, and librarians--those we know and those we don't.