In the late 1800s, American women began to move more freely in public. In response, public libraries created sex-segregated reading rooms, intended to keep women in their proper place.
One scholar sees more in the Christmas food of authors like Charles Dickens—English national identity and class.
The real and supposed resemblances between humans and non-human primates shaped American conversations about race and society.
In the nineteenth century, many Native American children attended “Indian schools” designed to blot out Native cultures in favor of Anglo assimilation.