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Livia Gershon

Livia Gershon is a freelance writer in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her writing has appeared in publications including Salon, Aeon Magazine and the Good Men Project. Contact her on Twitter @liviagershon.

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Teaching Kids Their Place

A historical survey of early 20th century teaching finds students being taught their place in the socioeconomic system.

When Televangelism Got Big

Deregulation of the airwaves helped lead to the success of televangelism, and cable made it stronger.
A refugee family seen arrives at the Munich railway station before being checked by the medical staffs. - Thousands of refugees mainly from Iraq and Syria continue to flood in to Munich railway station in southern Germany as trains arrive from Budapest and Vienna. 8th September 2015 (Photo by Geovien So/NurPhoto)

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How Should Europe Welcome Refugees?

A comparison of the different ways European countries welcome refugees suggest that a combination of methods works best.

Who Opposes Gun Control?

People who oppose gun control tend to be white, male, Protestant, and living in the West, Mountain states, or South.

The Trouble with Scientific Management

Frederick Taylor's scientific management theory has some holes in it.

White Teachers, Black Students

Perception of black students by their white teachers may be racially biased.
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The Automated Future, and Past, of Fast Food

Automat cafeterias were the precursors of contemporary fast food restaurants.

How Segregation Hurts Kids

Educational segregation hurts all kids, white, black, and Hispanic.
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Divestment: the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers’ Movement

Polaroid employees spearheaded an anti-apartheid divestment campaign against their own employer over their company's business in South Africa in the 1970s.

Public Schools, Private Profit

How for profit publications impact public schools
Extra Credit Suggested Readings from JSTOR Daily Editors

Suggested Reading: Birthright Citizenship, Horror of Lip-Smacking, the Color of Music

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Modesty in Fashion

The intersection of religion and fashion has led to modesty in bathing suits.

What State Fairs Used to Mean

The historical significance of state fairs

Why It Matters Where We Get Lunch

Choosing a place to eat goes beyond just food.

Which Kids Get Help in Class?

Addressing which students receive the most help.

Who Wants Cruises To Come to Town?

The benefits and consequences of cruises.

The Decline of Malnutrition: How The World Eats Now

There are still strides to be made in nutrition development.

Immigrants and Politics in the 1890s and Today

A comparison between immigration policies in the 1890s and today.

Donald Trump and the American Celebration of the Wealthy

A look into how wealth can transfer into fame.

Adultery and Secret Lives Way Before Ashley Madison

Long before Ashley Madison, married people found ways to cheat.

What Students are Forgetting this Summer

The gap between students when it comes to educational achievement may come down to more than schools.

Birth Control’s Slow Path to the Mainstream

A look at changing public opinion of birth control.

Gender Roles in Early Parenthood

Parenting roles have changed enormously over a generation, but gender roles are still being propped up in some ways.