Watanabe Hitomi, Zengakuren protest, 1968–9.
Businesses on 55th Street in Hyde Park announce their eviction. “In 1947, pushed by this coalition [business leaders and nonprofits, including ITT and the University of Chicago], Chicago Mayor Martin Kennelly reached an agreement with New York Life Insurance Company to build the “Lake Meadows” development on the near Southside.”
Sylvia Pankhurst: suffragette, socialist and ‘scourge of the empire’
The British-based Guide movement attracted more than a million members in over forty countries during the interwar years. Its success, however, was neither simple nor straightforward. Using an innovative multi-sited approach, Kristine Alexander digs deeper to analyze the ways in which Guiding sought to mould young people in England, Canada, and India. She weaves together a fascinating account that connects the histories of girlhood, internationalism, and empire, while asking how girls and young women understood and responded to Guiding’s attempts to lead them toward a service-oriented, “useful” feminine future.
Sixteenth-century La Española: Glimpses of the first blacks of the early colonial Americas
Coloured engraving from Joseph Racknitz’s 1789 pamphlet which attempted to reveal the secret workings of William Kempelen’s alleged chess-playing automaton “The Turk”
Flyer for the Camden Lesbian Centre and Black Lesbian Group, Phoenix Road, London
Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride, who served the Pennsylvania Hospital as the superintendent from 1841-1883 created a humane and compassionate environment for his patients, and believed that beautiful settings restored patients to a more natural “balance of the senses”. Dr. Kirkbride’s progressive therapies and innovative writings on hospital design along with management became known as the Kirkbride Plan, which influenced, in one form or another, almost every American state hospital by the turn of the century including Danvers