“Trapping was not a ‘business for profit’ among the Dakota but primarily a social exchange,” one scholar writes.
In nineteenth century America, young women took to studying botany—a conjoining of interest, social acceptance, and readily available schooling.
Intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous quackery, a nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising proved to be a double-edged sword.
In industrial-era England, children took on new value in family life. Around this time, they started to be stolen more often, too.
Sibling jealousy feels like a universal problem, but most parenting experts didn't even acknowledge it until the early 20th century.
In 1776, a 24-year-old Quaker woman named Jemima Wilkinson died of fever, and came back to life as a prophet known as the Publick Universal Friend.
In the early 20th century, the Country Life Movement tried to make rural life appeal to women. But it ignored many truths about farms and women alike.
There is a long history of leftist thinkers embracing Satan, usually just as a way to shake up political rhetoric.
A treasure trove of queer publications from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s are now available through Reveal Digital’s open access collection "Independent Voices."
When temperance advocates won the ban on absinthe in 1915, many of them saw it as the first step in a broader anti-drinking campaign.