In early nineteenth-century England, forging currency was considered to be such a subversive threat that it was punished with the death penalty.
Maria Theresa, the King of Hungary, ruled over the "accidental" Austro-Hungarian Empire, overseeing social, administrative, fiscal, and religious reforms.
Since World War I, the connections between pest control and war have been scientific, technological, institutional, and metaphorical.
There are still tribes living in the Amazon rain forest who carry on their traditional way of life and rebuff attempts at contact.
In 1880s London, an anti-prostitution campaign, anti-immigration feelings, and a deep class divide set the scene for the Jack the Ripper media frenzy.
In the 1930s, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels led the charge to create a radio cheap enough that even workers could own one.
Scientists studying fallen civilizations suggest that the culprit is overshoot in combination with climate change. What does this mean for our current era?
Between 1976-1982 some 30,000 Argentines were "disappeared," their children seized by the junta. The Abuelas—the Grandmothers—of the Plaza refuse to forget.
During WWII, 150,000+ people sought shelter in London's Tube stations each night. Over time, the various stations developed their own mini-governments.
The idea that the disparate nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea represent a single region is the product of the nineteenth century.