In early 20th-century New York, men accused of "ruining" women under eighteen could avoid prosecution by marrying them.
A landscape architect of the 1950s predicted that lady drivers would want pastel-colored pavement on the interstate.
One of the flash points in the LGBTQ+ movement was liquor licenses, which were the subject of important legal cases.
Articles in the underground press capture what's missing from our romanticized memory of that fateful season.
The gay men's magazines QQ and Ciao! were unabashedly liberated, but they still catered to an exclusive audience.
Before "local" became a foodie obsession, small groups of women published collections of their own recipes. And still do!
But one thing has been constant: the tendency to call some foods better for you than others.
The first DSM, created in 1952, established a hierarchy of sexual deviancies, vaulting heterosexual behavior to an idealized place in American culture.
As Life magazine put it, “angry barmaids are tough opponents in any hassle.”
Chinese American girls played an innovative style of basketball on the playgrounds of San Francisco, and dominated the court.