Struck with “Berggeschrey,” or “mountain clamour,” early modern nobles of Saxony dolled up the dirty and dangerous work of the mines with gold and glitter.
On March 17, 1768, the enslaved people of a Caribbean island planned a revolt, assuming the Irish slave owners would be drunk and distracted.
It was supposed to be a genteel luncheon with the first lady dedicated to discussing crime policy. The chanteuse had other ideas.
The movement against vivisection—experiments involving live animals—swelled with women. A group of scientists was determined to stop them.
In the 1970s, one of the most powerful tools of feminism came from speaking out loud the nature of oppression.
Three hundred years ago, Cotton Mather starred in a debate about treating smallpox that tore Boston apart.