In the aftermath of the Mexican-American War, people of Mexican ancestry were the target of intense racist violence.
When government wouldn't fund female fieldwork, Agnes Chase pulled together her own resources.
In the early 1920s, reformers obsessed over the sexual nature of some Pueblo rituals, and attempted to control their performance.
In the 19th century, butter production became a valuable way for women to profit off their farms-- and it soon became a major agricultural product.
A suffragist searching for a heroine found Sacagawea and lifted her out of historical obscurity.
An integral part of FDR's New Deal was the Civilian Conservation Corps, which focused on environmental conservation work.
In 1940, Wendell Willkie ran against FDR. The rumpled "man of the people" was a New York businessman with no political experience, but voters loved him.
When Mexican-American fieldworkers' strikes didn't net results, César Chávez led the Ventura County Community Service Organization in alternate tactics.
Early 20th century intellectual W.E.B. DuBois countered the then-popular idea that African-Americans could be scientifically proven to be inferior.
The term “miscegenation” was coined in an 1864 pamphlet by an anonymous author.