I have a piece up at Alternet exploring the relationship between 19th century sexuality and today's Republican War on Women, channeling my inner Rachel Maines and focusing on the history.
Thinking about Anthony Comstock and Gilded Age sexuality this week, I was reminded of the woman Comstock destroyed, the fascinating feminist and free-love advocate, Victoria Woodhull. Born Victoria Claflin in.
Joshua Holland on the history of how corporations became "people." During the 19th century, however, the robber barons, aided by a few corrupt jurists deep in their pockets, took the.
This Disunion piece on John C. Breckinridge was somewhat more charitable than I would have been for a man who more than almost anyone embraced committing treason to defend slavery..