Early modern wonder books included stories of people who changed sex as a surprising natural phenomenon.
Tag: trans history
One 1771 advertisement sought the recapture of an enslaved person known by two names: Cato and Miss Betty Cooper.
Does the question of language get to the heart of trans history as a field?
Ancient Romans’ transgressive gender performances were reserved only for fiction and fantasy, spirituality and the state.
Rosalind Rosenberg describes Pauli Murray’s struggles with her gender identity and demonstrates that Murray was truly a person ahead of her time.
How might historians make sense of trans in past tenses?
How does Egyptology figure into our contemporary debates about gender identity?