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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.

Class, Feminism and the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers

A paper for Pennsylvania History looked at the way elite & working-class feminists worked together to create the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers.

Debtors’ Prisons, Class, and Patriotism in 18th Century Ireland

In a paper for Eighteenth-Century Ireland, Martyn J. Powell discusses the politics that seem to have limited the use of debtors' prisons in Ireland.

Safe Rooms, Fear, and the Limits of Rational Thinking

Do safe rooms realistically protect people from outside threats?

The Grateful Dead, Tape Trading, and the Music Industry

What the difference between tape trading and bootlegging in rock music?

Why Did Kindergarten Become Just Another Grade?

How and when kindergarten shifted from play-based to academic based.

Cuba’s Medical Revolution

What can other countries learn from medical advances in Cuba.

Can Summer School Be More than a Punishment?

A Colorado high school teacher studies the benefits of summer school.

Corporate Power, National Sovereignty, and the New “Free Trade” Deals

3 papers in the American Society of International Law's Proceedings of the Annual Meeting in the early 2000s explain international free trade topics

Two Hundred Thirty-Nine Years of Money in Politics

A brief history of money in politics and the ethics of political campaign spending.

A Plan to Get the Poor to Eat Healthy Food—in the 1890s

Early efforts to get Americans to eat healthy food started with targeting poor citizens.

Why Antitrust Progressives Didn’t Curb the Power of Big Business

The limits of Progressive ideology in curbing antitrust practices in the U.S.

The Story of the First High School LGBT Group

The first high school LGBT group started in the 1970s.

Reproductive Technology, Motherhood, and Feminism

Would advanced reproductive technology advance professional opportunities for women? Early feminist thinkers debate.

Should Education Be Efficient?

What do education leaders mean by "efficient" schools?

Could Day Fines Improve the U.S. Justice System?

Are day fines a possible solution for the U.S. criminal justice system?

The Biggest US Housing Subsidy is For The Rich

The National Tax Journal looked at how significant the US housing subsidy is and what the effects of repealing or altering it would be.

How to Create False Witnesses

How "secondary confessions" lead to false witnesses in testimonies.
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Why Retail Workers Depend on Merciful Supervisors

What's the best benefit retail workers could ask for? An understanding supervisor.

Civil Rights and Private Property Rights

The connection between civil rights and private property rights as they play out in the 1960s and now.

Putting CEO Pay in an International Context

Differences in CEO Pay in countries like the U.S., Japan, and Israel.
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Is Marriage a Solution to Poverty?

Is marriage a solution to poverty?
Boy watchng tv from the bed.

Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?

BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.

Do Police Deter Crime?

Is there a connection between larger police forces and lower crime rates?