Emma Goldman’s “Anarchism Without Adjectives”

Mugshot of Emma Goldman taken in Chicago, on 10 September, 1901 after she was arrested on suspicion of involvement with the assassination of US President William McKinley — Wikimedia Commons An introduction to Goldman’s life and her particular brand of anarchism. By Dr. Kathy E. Ferguson Professor in Political Science and Women’s Studies University of Hawai`i Emma[…]

The Allure of Gems and Jewelry from the Medieval to Modern Era

Initial D: Saint John the Baptist, about 1520, Matteo da Milano. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 87, fol. 4 Praised for their “wondrous power, sparkling light, elegant beauty,” gems and jewelry have had associations with power and mysticism since the Middle Ages.      By Rheagan Martin (left) and Levi Higgs (center) with Dr. Bryan C. Keene[…]

A History of Women Who Ran for President

Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm ran for President in 1972 By Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin Associate Professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies Miami University in Oxford, Ohio On June 7, 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton secured enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. As everyone knows, this will make Clinton the first[…]

Three Strategies Today’s Activist Women Share with Their Foremothers

Members of the Grand Rapids League of Women Voters organized a city get-out-the-vote parade in 1924. Grand Rapids Herald, Sept. 9, 1924. Image courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Library By Dr. Liette Gidlow / 01.26.2018 Associate Professor of U.S. Political and Women’s/Gender History Wayne State University The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has inspired[…]