World War I Vets as the Vanguard of the ‘New Negro’

World War I saw several hundred thousand African-American soldiers discharged from a virulently segregated U.S. military into a virulently segregated society

Class, Feminism and the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers

A paper for Pennsylvania History looked at the way elite & working-class feminists worked together to create the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers.
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Population Studies for the Genealogist

Estimating the accuracy and depth of the records is just one insight genealogist's gain from population studies.

Historical Hives and the Buzz About Bees

A historical look at bee hives in philosophy, literature, politics, and beyond.

A History of Motorcycle Communities

Motorcycle communities are much more divers than what you'd see on "Sons of Anarchy"

Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?

Harriet Tubman's known and lesser known accomplishments.
Three generations of men on family farm

Our Farming Ancestors

While fewer farming family can be found today than many years ago, they still remain an important concept for any genealogist to understand.

Social Work Traditions and Jane Addams

Was Jane Addams a social worker? Donald Breiland explores in a piece that delves into the definitions of social work today and yesterday.

Preserving the Past: Natural History in North America

A look at early natural history collection methods.
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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was a global catastrophe that is estimated to have killed between 40 and 50 million people.