Social Work Traditions and Jane Addams

Was Jane Addams a social worker? Donald Breiland explores in a piece that delves into the definitions of social work today and yesterday.

Protecting People from Tornadoes in the 1880s

Two articles from 1883 and 1884 offer insight into tornadoes from another time.

The Intimate World of Mommy Blogs

Are mommy blogs helpful for online communities?

How McDonald’s Got Its Golden Arches

How McDonald's Got its iconic Golden Arches.

Debating Birth Control In Pre-Revolutionary France

Attitudes toward birth control in 18th century France.

Where There’s Luxury, There’s The Urge to Counterfeit

Why do consumers love counterfeit copies of luxury brands?

When Sex Didn’t Sell: Marketing Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood

How will Frederick’s of Hollywood be remembered in a Victoria's Secret age?

In Flight with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The little known aviation career of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.

Original Spin: On the History of the Spinster

The cultural and economic history of the spinster.
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Gruppe 47: The Group That Made Günter Grass

How did Günter Grass go from child soldier to literary titan? Part of the answer lies in the history of literary group Gruppe 47.