Many Edwardian progressives and utopians put their hopes in the exceptional individual who was able to overcome obstacles with a force of will.
The idea of offering remuneration to women for breastfeeding—even their own children—wasn’t unusual in late medieval and early modern Europe.
Same-sex marriages, in all possible configurations and with all possible motivations, have taken place throughout the history of the United States.
As more women embraced music as a profession, more men became worried that the world of the orchestra was losing its masculinity.
Tony Bolden explores the spiritual principles that inform the foundation of Afrofuturist music.
New laws regarding transgender youth are based on the assumption that the gender binary is natural.
A practicing physician reviews contributions of Jewish ethics and rabbinic thought to the issue of abortion.
Emphasizing the isolation enforced by Lowcountry geography erases the agency of Gullah/Geechee communities in the preservation of African culture.
The breeding of race horses validated those aspiring to belong to an American elite while feeding into racist beliefs about genetic inheritance.
A selection of stories on the history of reproductive rights and abortion to foster dialogue inside and outside of the classroom.