The first of a two-part interview about the Angry Brigade, Britain’s first urban guerrilla group, with John Barker, author, who in 1972 was convicted for being part of the organisation.
The history of the Tolpuddle martyrs: a group of six agricultural workers from Dorset, England who were sentenced to transportation to Australia for attempting to form a union.
James Watts and staff performing a prefrontal lobotomy.
An interview with historian Nick Heath about anti-Nazi youth cultural movements in fascist Europe before and during World War II. In particular we look at the German Edelweiss Pirates and Swing Kids, the French Zazous and the Austrian Schlurfs. Above: A group of Edelweiss Pirates
In February of 1966, Bobbi Gibb (above) received a letter in her mailbox from the organizers of the Boston Marathon. She expected to find her competition number inside the package. Instead she found herself reading a disqualifying letter. It stated that women are “not physiologically able to run a marathon.” The Amateur Athletics Union prohibited women from running farther than 1.5 miles, and the organizers just couldn’t “take the liability” of having her compete.
This long-awaited reader explores the history of Canadian people with disabilities from Confederation to current day. This collection focuses on Canadians with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, and discusses the ways in which they lived, worked, and influenced public policy in Canada.
Albie Epere and April Mokomoko at a protest at New Zealand Parliament about abuse of state wards in welfare institutions, June 2016
Jessie Taft and Virginia Robinson stand outside their home in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, in 1954. As a psychologist, feminist, writer, and educator, Taft was a prominent Progressive Era reformer who exerted a profound influence on social work in its formative years.
Her great-grandfather died in the Revolution, her grandfather in the Civil War, and her brother is fighting in France. Five years of social work in New York City brought her to the determination to join the fight for woman’s political liberty – suffrage
Dora Wilensky, JF&CS’s Executive Director from 1931-1959
In At Home in the World, Xia Shi unearths the history of how these women moved out of their sequestered domestic life; engaged in charitable, philanthropic, and religious activities; and repositioned themselves as effective public actors in urban Chinese society.