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.
A tongue in cheek comparison between the British fictional sleuth and the American Transcendentalist author, just because.
The term “sob sisters” was used in the early twentieth century to make fun of women journalists who dared cover the first trial of the century.
Jack Ezra Keats's 1962 book The Snowy Day featured an African-American protagonist, a first for a full-color children’s book.