Metaphors of construction have been popular in American history from the start. How come?
Immigrants from southern Italy were stereotyped for their use of the aromatic vegetable.
Way before there were stans, there were slans. Too bad about their fascist utopian daydreams!
Queer people have always had a particular relationship with history. It's only lately that archival silences have been challenged, and overcome.
Religion once held sway over how people thought about disability. How did that change with the rise of secularism?
In 1962, the House of Representatives convened a special subcommittee to determine if women should be admitted into NASA’s space program.
At a time when trans people who wanted surgery needed to trust doctors, transphobia made it difficult.
As far back as the ninth century, doctors and poets wrote about women who loved women without calling them deviants.
After the Civil War, some elite women became obsessed with collecting antique china, the better to connect themselves to illustrious histories.
Black women's experiences in the suffrage movement show that the Nineteenth Amendment marked one event in the fight for the vote, not an endpoint.