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The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones

This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.

Revising Dust Bowl Myths

Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"

Mesmerizing Jonathan Miller

Read a 2001 Keynote Address from comedian and scholar Jonathan Miller from the Social Research conference on Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815).

The Erotics of Backgammon

James E. Doan reveals the sexual innuendoes and double-entendres based on Backgammon.

Do Police Deter Crime?

Is there a connection between larger police forces and lower crime rates?
A U.S. Civil War cannon with American Flags in the background. This cannon is located at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Georgia. "G.T.B" on the muzzle is the initials of George Thatcher Balch, the Confederate officer who inspected the cannon that the Ames Foundry where it was cast.

An End to All Hell: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s End

The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

No Foolin’: Jeremy Bentham’s Auto-Icon

There is a curious display in a glass-fronted cabinet at University College London. It's Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) .

The Psychological Power of the Confederate Flag

An experiment in Political Psychology points to just how powerful the confederate flag continues to be in stirring up racist attitudes among whites.
"Olive Oatman, 1857" by unattributed - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olive_Oatman,_1857.png#/media/File:Olive_Oatman,_1857.png

Olive Oatman: The Girl With the Mojave Tattoo

The mysterious story of Olive Oatman who returned after years of captivity with the Mojave.

Privies: Vaults of the Past

Privies were the standard urban and rural toilet right into the 20th century in the U.S.