Americans have turned to street protests to achieve their political goals—while critics have warned that this kind of public action won’t change anything.
In the mid- to late nineteenth century, people showed off their infants at baby shows.
Before Helen Keller, there was Laura Bridgman, the first blind and deaf woman who learned to communicate through language.
In the 1920s, women's love of driving in auto-obsessed Los Angeles created traffic jams and a battle over women’s rightful place.
Cesar Chavez's non-violent United Farm Workers and the militant Black Panthers aligned politically throughout the 60s and 70s.
In the early twentieth-century, some aristocratic college men were eager to prove their masculinity by working as strikebreakers.
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day and learn about the history of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
From today’s vantage point, many of the anti-feminist ideas Phyllis Schlafly espoused sound extreme. But are they?
We should acknowledge and absorb the pain captured in videos of police violence, just as antiracist activists bore witness in the past to lynchings.
Recycling has always been something most people would prefer to keep at arm's length.