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.
Far too often, United States history curricula race through the fifty years between the Civil War and Reconstruction on the one end, and the Great Depression and World War II on the otherbut the tumultuous, crisis-filled, frequently violent, and wholly transformative Gilded Age (1870s-1890s) and Progressive Era (1890s-1920s) deserve our focused consideration. As the country… MORE
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
Anne-Marie Slaughter, the former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department and Princeton University dean, recently penned an opinion piece in The Atlantic titled Why Women Still Cant Have it All, reinvigorating a national conversation about womens roles in our society. While the details of Slaughters piece would have been foreign to female… MORE