Lauren Gutterman For most of us, envisioning Christmas in postwar America brings to mind tinsel-covered trees, girls and boys in matching pajamas, dads in Santa Claus beards, images drawn from old family photographs or the likes of It’s a Wonderful Life. Absent from these familial and familiar cultural memories are […]
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Janet Golden Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) was a pediatrician and a political activist who published the bestselling book, Baby and Child Care, in 1946. In it, Spock encouraged mothers to trust their own judgment and to eschew overly strict parenting strategies. By the mid-1960s, Baby and Child Care was the top […]
Amanda Littauer In 1949, a year after the publication of Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s notorious Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, a young African American woman from the Bronx sent Kinsey a private letter lamenting the “queer control” she seemed to have over other women. These women, she explained, would literally […]
Mavis’ family photo album opened a door on a life of interracial intimacy.
Using digital technology to replace traditional pedagogical methods with “collective reads”.
Discussions of “deviant” sexuality were visible and vibrant within artistic and literary communities.
Collier’s made one of the earliest print references to the sexuality of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.