The Progressive Movement in America, 1890-1920

Figure 21.1 The western states were the first to allow women the right to vote, a freedom that grew out of the less deeply entrenched gendered spheres in the region. This illustration, from 1915, shows a suffragist holding a torch over the western states and inviting the beckoning women from the rest of the country[…]

Using the Medieval Book

Medieval book model / Whetton & Grosch By Dr. Eric Kwakkel / 12.08.2014 Professor of Medieval History University of Leiden Introduction Up to around the year 1200, members of religious houses—monks and nuns—were the primary consumers of books. They produced the objects themselves and in high numbers, because religious houses could not function without them.[…]

The Seven Plagues of the Ancient Roman City Dweller

Model of ancient Rome – Plastico di Roma Antica, by Italo Gismundi / Museum of Roman Civilization, Rome Think city living is a struggle today? The ancient Romans had it just as tough, giving their poets plenty to complain about By Shelby Brown / 08.12.2014 Classical archaeologist and classicist Education Specialist for Academic and Adult[…]