In 1932, the “Bonus Army” of jobless veterans staged a protest in Washington, DC. The government dispersed them with tear gas.
The emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. took place over a protracted period. The articles in this curated list dig into the complicated history.
Reports in the underground press demonstrate how Juneteenth has been celebrated as both a social and political gathering in the twentieth century.
How a plan for getting the mail delivered faster allowed targeted marketing to grow.
The development of chemical warfare around the time of World War I led to the use of tear gas as a weapon by civilian police forces.
How can we help students understand George Floyd's death in the context of institutionalized racism?
“The idea that the federal government would be providing emergency relief and emergency work was extraordinary,” one sociologist said. “And people liked it.”
Baseball's creation myth is bunk, and historians have shown how important cities were to the game's development. But it was still a rural passion.
In World War I, the Victory Garden movement encouraged people to grow their own food to conserve home-front supplies. But kids' gardens had planted the roots.
Nothing drives that home more than this amazing photo collection from the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing.