• The Mrs. Files

    The honorific "Mrs." has a complex history reflecting changing social values and gender roles.   

  • Where Did the Indigenous Community Mothers Go?

    by Candace Wellman

    Indigenous community mothers seem to have been an uncomfortable truth for historians and other writers that did not fit with the Euro-American mythology they sought to build around “the first white woman” in town. The result was their now-conspicuous absence.

  • A New Right Grounded in the Long History of Marriage

    by David M. Perry

    Citing the work of historians that demonstrates the constant evolution of the institution, the U.S. Supreme Court decides to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex unions.