The Granger Laws and the Granger Movement

The Granger Laws and the Granger Movement

A group of laws known as the Granger laws were enacted by Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois in the late 1860s and early 1870s to regulate rapidly rising crop transport and storage fees. The Granger Movement, a group of farmers affiliated with the National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, promoted passage of … Read more

Gisaeng: Korea’s Geisha Women

Gisaeng: Korea's Geisha Women

Similar to Japanese geisha, the gisaeng or kisaeng were highly-trained artist women in ancient Korea who entertained men with music, conversation, and poetry. In addition to serving in the royal court, some gisaeng worked in the homes of the “yangban”-or scholar-officials. Other gisaeng were trained in other fields as well, such as nursing, though lower-ranked … Read more

Famous Mothers in History Ancient Through Modern

Famous Mothers in History

Here are some of history’s more famous (and infamous) mothers and women nicknamed Mother in honor of Mother’s Day. Famous Mothers in History: Ancient Through Modern Abigail Adams Aside from being married to a US president, Abigail Adams was also the mother of a US president. While her husband was overseas, she managed the family’s business. … Read more

History of the Hula Hoop

History of the Hula Hoop

Neither a modern company nor a single inventor can claim to have invented the first hula hoop. Hooping was often used as a form of exercise by the Ancient Greeks. In the past, hoops have been made from metal, bamboo, wood, grasses, and even vines. Many modern companies have “re-invented” the hula hoop using unusual … Read more

The 6 Living US Presidents

The 6 Living US Presidents

As of now, there are six living presidents, including the oldest president ever elected, Joseph R. Biden Jr. In addition to Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, five other Americans have served as president. Over the course of their White House careers, they have served in the White House … Read more

Famous Criminals’ Last Words

Famous Criminals' Last Words

Some people say crazy things moments before they are executed. The most famous and bizarre last words of criminals who face their own appointment with the Grim Reaper. Ted Bundy On the night before Ted Bundy was executed, he spent most of his time crying and praying. On January 24, 1989, at 7 a.m. Bundy … Read more

Bronze Age | Definition, History, & Facts

Bronze Age

Bronze Age, third phase in the development of material culture among the ancient peoples of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, following the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods (Old Stone Age and New Stone Age, respectively). The term also denotes the first period in which metal was used. The date at which the age began varied with regions; in Greece and China, for instance, the Bronze Age began before 3000 BCE, whereas in Britain it … Read more