A wave of rent strikes in the 1960s showed that poor residents of New York City had deep concerns about housing. The media, however, focused on big rats.
Finding a hobby that doesn't undermine your 19th-century masculinity can be tough.
Secular Jewish psychologists like Boris Sidis criticized the positive optimism of Protestant-centered psychology.
It was only in the 20th century that toolboxes became staples in the homes of middle-class men.
Top hat connoisseurs, friends of princesses and poets, tchotchke models, dog lovers, cottage keepers...lesbians?
"The poor, having no choice, remained.”
In the twentieth century, advertisements for a new type of garment for preteen girls sought to define the femininity they sold.
The spectacle of the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was unrivaled in its time. But it hardly represented the "world" of women and African-Americans.
Medieval costume was a standard feature of U.S. women’s suffrage parades, often with one participant designated as Joan of Arc.
Carnival is known for overturning the rules of society for a short time. But strangely, many scholars don't discuss what a big role alcohol plays in it.