The outlandish "macaroni" style of 18th-century England blurred the boundaries of gender, as well as class and nationality.
Many Civil War veterans like Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain came out of combat with injuries and lasting disabilities that no one could see.
According to our columnist, the internet has destabilized many of the informal institutions that underpin our democracy.
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