Cultural depictions of the "transpacific Filipina" reflected anxieties about the changing education and social roles of women in the Cold War Philippines.
Contrary to popular misconceptions, Europeans in the Middle Ages took pains to keep themselves clean.
To most of the world, “corn” is “maize,” a word that comes from the Taíno mahizwas. Not for British colonists in North America, though.
Perhaps the greatest female travel writer of her generation, Murphy defied the narrative of the dutiful Irish daughter—and motherhood—to find freedom.
In the aftermath of World War II, preserving the nuclear family became a key pillar of liberal democratic ideology.
As the United States prepared to enter World War I, the government created the first modern state propaganda office, the Committee on Public Information.
Three big Cs dominate the history of Romania and its capital city, Bucharest. You may know communism and Ceaușescu, but what about Cuza?
The Parthenon embodies the ideals of perfection Classical Greeks sought from architecture. The neighboring Erechtheion offers something else.
Burke and Hare infamously killed people to meet the demand for bodies in Edinburgh’s anatomy schools in 1828. But who remembers the man for whom they worked?
Algeria was a safety valve for the Second Republic: a place to funnel the militant working class to subdue them as colonists and farmers.