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.
In the early 20th century, Japan's embrace of exotic cuisines helped strengthen its connections both to China and to the West.
How Americans went from loving melancholy to focusing on controlling their emotions -- and destinies.
How various nationalist groups have come to use "Celtic" as a coded way of saying "white."
Giving Stonewall too much credit misses the movement’s growing strength in the 1960s, sociologists note.
Before current foster care programs were in place, Americans depended on farmers to take care of kids in exchange for hard labor.