Women and the Flint Sit-Down Strikes, 1936-1937

“We have got to have a military formation of the women.” By Edward McClellandAuthor and Historian In downtown Flint, Mich., stands a pantheon of statues dedicated to automotive pioneers. David Buick and Louis Chevrolet, the namesakes of two of General Motors’ classic brands, are both world famous. Some Flintstones would like to add a statue[…]

The Story of the Female Yeomen during the First World War

The five-year program opened the minds of their male peers to the women’s abilities. By Nathaniel PatchArchives SpecialistU.S. National Archives and Records Administration Introduction I’ve been in frigid Greenland and in sunny Tennessee,I’ve been in noisy London and in wicked, gay Paree,I’ve seen the Latin Quarter, with its models, wines, and tights,I’ve hobnobbed oft with[…]

Trade in Ancient Celtic Europe

Typical goods traded by the Celts included salt, slaves, iron, gold, and furs. Introduction Trade in raw materials and manufactured goods in ancient Celtic Europe was vibrant and far-reaching, particularly regarding the centre of the continent where there was a hub of well-established trade routes. As the Celts’ territory expanded, so their trade networks encompassed the Mediterranean cultures (Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans), Iberia, and Britain.[…]

Manufacture, Design, and Functions of Ancient Celtic Coinage

An enormous number of Celtic coins have been found in burials and as part of ritual treasure hoards across Europe. Introduction The coinage of the ancient Celts, minted from the early 3rd century BCE to the 1st century CE, at first imitated Greek and then Roman coins. Celtic engravers then soon developed their own unique style, creating distinctive coins with depictions of stylised horses,[…]