For decades, bars excluded single women, claiming the crowds were too “rough” and “boisterous” and citing vague fears of “fallen girls.”
Sometimes finding the stories of marginalized populations demands reading between the lines.
Nearly all American tea rooms were owned by women. They often opened up rooms in their homes or set up tables in their gardens.
Celebrate Women's History Month all March with JSTOR Daily. We hope you'll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.
"Better Baby Contests" began as part of the Progressive Era push to improve children’s health and reduce infant mortality. Then eugenicists got involved.
JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
At the turn of the twentieth century, American Christian evangelicals, led by Pastor Walter Rauschenbusch, were at the forefront of socialism.
The push for a national Martin Luther King holiday prompted a fierce political tug-of-war, on campus and off.
In the 19th century, women called "watchers" tended to the dying and the dead.
Middle class members of the New York Female Moral Reform Society visited brothels to save women from sin. What they actually encountered surprised them.