The Historic Achievement of the Pullman Porter’s Union
The achievements of the Pullman Porter's Union were a significant civil rights victory for both U.S. labor and the civil liberties of African-Americans.
Why We Should Care About the Death of Labor Unions
Labor unions nationwide may be weakened by the Supreme Court. But unions have been instrumental in protecting the interests of underrepresented groups.
Ronald Reagan and the Rewriting of Martin Luther King’s Legacy
Ronald Reagan invoked Dr. King's legacy to fit with his larger political and rhetorical aims.
From Enemy to Icon: The Life of Emma Goldman
While alive, Emma Goldman was considered an enemy of the state. In death, she became a celebrated American icon.
How Women Dentists Were Perceived in the 1960s
A look at how women dentists were perceived in the 1960s, emphasizing the overall professional entrance of women in the workplace.
3 Women Explorers You Should Know
Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.
Celebrating Feminist Pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton
We highlight two of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's essays on the bicentennial of her birth.
What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?
Looking into the underlying causes of the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century.
Dorothy Day and the Activism of the Catholic Church
We look back at the work of social activist Dorothy Day, who's staunch defense of labor unions fell in-line with the activism of the Catholic Church.
The Rise and Fall of Coal Miners’ Unions
The origin of coal miners' unions during the late 19th century.