How Americans went from loving melancholy to focusing on controlling their emotions -- and destinies.
How various nationalist groups have come to use "Celtic" as a coded way of saying "white."
Giving Stonewall too much credit misses the movement’s growing strength in the 1960s, sociologists note.
Before current foster care programs were in place, Americans depended on farmers to take care of kids in exchange for hard labor.
During the Napoleonic Wars, Irish women, who had traditionally only spun flax into thread, took over the traditionally male job of weaving linen as well.
Many 19th-century observers were disturbed by the way young people took the co-ed sport of croquet as an opportunity to flirt.
The purse has always been political, a reflection of changing economic realities and gender roles.
When 19th-century American women visited Turkish harems, they came home with very different impressions than their male counterparts.
People love the idea of a machine that tells us who to trust. But the historical analog of the online lie detector also didn't work.
The famous novelist worked to fight the psychological cost of black oppression.