Celebrating Black History Month with a look at the role of women in movements for liberation.
Travelers brought the Chinese game to American shores in the early 1920s. Why was it such a hit?
JSTOR Daily editors pick their favorite stories for Black History Month.
Nineteenth-century biologists employed some outrageous arguments in order to keep women confined to the home.
Consider Constantin Merezhkowsky, theorist of symbiogenesis.
In Stanley Milgram's studies of obedience, people believed they were giving shocks to others. But did their compliance say much about the Nazis?
During World War I, anti-vice crusaders marked women who liked the nightlife as shady. You can tell by the way men started talking about them.
The tiny winter songbirds are clever kings to the Irish. They're also fodder (literally) for post-Christmas ritual.
Hardy athletes called pedestriennes wowed the sporting world of the nineteenth century. They also shocked guardians of propriety.
The era of anti-fascist struggle was a crucial moment for Black radicals of all stripes.