JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
Drawing on traditions of monastic power, Modi’s party is trying to promote the image of India as a vishwaguru, or teacher to the world.
The man who introduced mesmerism to the US was a slave-owner from Guadeloupe, where planters were experimenting with “magnetizing” their enslaved people.
Gender roles in Edo Japan recognized an in-between position for young men, called Wakashu, that was erased as Japan westernized.
A team of scholars examined the seven most popular ecology textbooks. Guess what they didn't find?
In 1909, Kathlyn Oliver called for the creation of a servants' trade union that was “as important to the community as the worker[s] in any other sphere."
Slumber party rituals are indeed alive and well, and being passed down to the next generation in person and online.
A dive into the the University of Connecticut Pins and Button Collection gives a wearable history of progressive causes.
People want to believe that the person they trust with their money, or their hearts, is telling the truth. The con artist relies on that.
How did the arcadian shepherd and chivalric knight-errant, centuries-old fixtures of European literature, give way to this witty rascal, the pícaro?