On September 1st, 1858, a mob stormed the New York Marine Hospital in Staten Island, and set fire to the building.
A study of white children in 1960s Wisconsin showed how strongly peer groups can affect the way people think about race.
An original essay from 1939.
In the 1920s, Mexican immigrants to the United States challenged the country's notions of who was white and who was not.
Ivory Soap got its name from Psalm 45.
Franklin was the 14th state of America. If you haven't heard of it, that's because it only lasted for four years.
The way Americans metabolized the global threat of nuclear war has had lasting effects on how we think about our newest global threat: climate change.
After a series of traumatic wars, the U.K. and the U.S. embraced a trend of "boyification." Scholars theorize it was an attempt to recover lost innocence.
In the early 20th century, the Country Life Movement tried to make rural life appeal to women. But it ignored many truths about farms and women alike.
Ralph H. Cameron staked mining claims around the Grand Canyon, seeking to privatize it. When the federal government fought back, he ran for Senate.