Social Work Traditions and Jane Addams
Was Jane Addams a social worker? Donald Breiland explores in a piece that delves into the definitions of social work today and yesterday.
Preserving the Past: Natural History in North America
A look at early natural history collection methods.
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors
The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was a global catastrophe that is estimated to have killed between 40 and 50 million people.
Historian Elizabeth A. Fenn on the Mandans
Early work from historian Elizabeth A. Fenn.
The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones
This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.
Privies: Vaults of the Past
Privies were the standard urban and rural toilet right into the 20th century in the U.S.
Dispatches From the Beginning of Women’s History
The origins of Women's History Month.
A History of Women’s Prisons
While women's prisons historically emphasized the virtues of traditional femininity, the conditions of these prisons were abominable.
A Threat to “Traditional Marriage” in the 1920s
The view of "traditional marriage" has been under attack since long before anyone imagined state-sanctioned gay and lesbian unions
A Cultural History of Satirical Cartoons and Censorship
Articles in JSTOR illuminate the long history of satirical cartoons and censorship.