Coins were used for centuries in many ritual contexts, but the English silver sixpence was a particularly common charm—for several reasons.
In 1905, Robert Gilbert Wells used a fictional character to explore the experience of being a Black man in America.
The pseudoscience phrenology swept the popular imagination, and its practitioners made a mint preying on prejudices, gullibility, and misinformation.
The bathroom didn’t become a thing until the nineteenth century, and most working-class US homes added plumbed-in amenities in piecemeal fashion over time.
Log drivers once steered loose timber on rivers across America before railroad expansion put such shepherds out of work.
Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen mined Kieler's life for the plot of his most famous play, The Doll's House.
In the early decades of the twentieth century, political and social activists saw separating sex from marriage and reproduction as an issue of freedom.
The lessons of "low and slow."
Mathilde de Morny's commitment to a masculine aesthetic and a non-traditional lifestyle in nineteenth-century France challenged the boundaries of gender identity.
In the late 1800s, advice writers targeting white, middle-class Americans began encouraging men to become more engaged in the emotional lives of their households.