Were shopgirls selling more than scents at the perfume counter? Three investigators were determined to find out.
American biology textbooks supposedly became less scientific after the Scopes trial. One scholar argues that this isn't the whole story.
In the nineteenth century, laws in many parts of the country prohibited "undeserving" disabled people from appearing in public.
Olympic athletes are divided into teams of nations. To Indigenous competitors, though, that can mean representing oppressive settler-colonial states.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been a controversial diagnosis since it was first described, back in the 1940s.
"Hoisting" at the professional level could bring a sense of pride, along with the relief of avoiding grueling domestic work.
Black players were banned from Major League Baseball during the Jim Crow era. Other players walked the color line—gently.
In early 20th-century New York, men accused of "ruining" women under eighteen could avoid prosecution by marrying them.
A landscape architect of the 1950s predicted that lady drivers would want pastel-colored pavement on the interstate.
One of the flash points in the LGBTQ+ movement was liquor licenses, which were the subject of important legal cases.