Some formerly enslaved Blacks and freedmen accompanied the Spanish invaders; others formed their own communities.
Analyzing the dolls of elite girls shows that playthings reinforced gendered expectations but also allowed for imaginative play.
Although there were historical and scriptural precedents for honorable suicide, Christian theology saw it much differently.
At the start of World War I, young working-class women swooned for men in uniform, leading middle-class women to form patrols to police public morals.
A remarkable episode of Medieval Islamic history that often goes untold.
A rising tide of violence and bigotry in the 1970s infected the British music scene. A group of musicians organized to resist.
Agarwood has long been prized for its olfactory splendor. Its essential oil is even known as liquid gold today.
The little-known story of how the vicious American hate group spawned a counterpart in 1920s Germany.
The most radical faction of the French Revolution was hated by everyone in the United States from reactionaries to abolitionists.
National origin stories can be the stuff of fancy. Francoist Spain also showed how quickly those stories could be rewritten.