by Anya Jabour
The cycling craze of the 1890s was embraced with particular fervor by affluent white women, who seized opportunities for mobility and public sociability presented by the new technology of the "safety" bicycle.
Historians David K. Johnston and Kassia St. Clair comment on the social and technological changes that helped make the color a secret, then open, political symbol.
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
by Kristin Brig
As we see with COVID-19, the darkest periods in history expose the best — and worst — of humanity.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
A favorite anecdote about the origins of the vibrator is probably a myth.
SOURCE: BBC News
You'd be surprised at how dangerous everyday life was in the 1880s.
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