This article will narrate a short history of U.S. Army wives, illuminating the gendered ideals underlying U.S. foreign relations, the status of the army as a social welfare institution, and the place of the military in American society.
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The political culture of the Cold War, and the prevailing anticommunist consensus that located the nuclear family and its private home at the heart of American freedom, best accounts for Griswold and the constitutional right to privacy
The story of bicycling in the United States begins in the years just after the Civil War. In the mid-1860s, French mechanics working in blacksmith and carriage shops helped develop machines known as “velocipedes” (from the Latin words velox pedis, or “swift of foot”). Early champions hailed the new technology largely for its utility. Calling… MORE
In 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Till was lynched after he whistled at Carolyn Bryant, the young white wife of a store proprietor. Anne Moodys Coming of Age in Mississippi and Eldridge Cleavers collected essays Soul on Ice, show how men and women reacted to Tills transgression differently while experiencing an intense moment of political awakening.… MORE