Soviet dissident Vasily Grossman's Life and Fate was "arrested" by the KGB in 1961. Here's how it finally saw the light of day.
At a retreat center called Our Cabaña, girls from all over the world became Cold War–era diplomats. American scouts had additional ideas.
US police departments began taking photographs of people they arrested in the 1850s.
A contemporary scholar uses the ancient Greek historian to explain the 1968 Pueblo Crisis in North Korea.
A series of reforms known as the Patriotic Health Campaign brought colorful posters depicting good hygiene and workplace safety practices.
The manly knight wouldn't have lasted a day in sixteenth-century combat. So why was he so popular as a literary figure at the time?
The best-selling author supported the Kaiser during World War I. What made him change his mind about politics later?
European travellers and anthropologists found that their gendered worldview didn’t easily map onto the societies they encountered.
How have workers around the world sought to change their conditions, and how have racial divisions affected their efforts?
After World War II, "occupationaries" tried to spread American-style domesticity to Japanese women.