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A short history of the humble pew

In 13th-century England, backless stone benches began to be added along ... such as side balconies, and a church building boom in England in the 19th century. Another practice that became common ... read more

Bygone Muncie: The greatest of migrations

Women and men of African descent were some of Delaware County’s first settlers and remained a growing, albeit minority population in the area throughout the 19th century ... In 1880, just before the G... read more

How The Destruction Of LA's Original Chinatown Led To The One We Have Today

China in the 19th century was in the midst of a population boom, resulting in "land shortages ... "Our population began to diversify, especially beginning in the 1960s because of these changes ... read more

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How we came to celebrate love

Valentine’s Day as we know it today started to take form in the 19th and early 20th century, thanks in part to the boom of the industrial revolution. In 1913, Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri, ... read more


The Steamy, Throbbing History of Romance Novel Covers

Carson began to hold them up, one by one ... Here, it’s a dark-haired woman swathed in a generically 19th-century lavender gown erupting with frothy lace, being nuzzled by a blonde Adonis, the pair ho... read more

How the ‘Sunset Route’ Railroad Helped Diversify California

Public Domain Faustina DuCros, a sociologist at San Jose State University, says that while “California has seen several phases of economic boom,” the ... from the South began migrating in large number... read more

Valentine’s Day: The unromantic origins of the day of love

Valentine’s Day as we know it today started to take form in the 19th Century and early 20th Century, thanks in part to the boom of the industrial revolution. In 1913, Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mi... read more

Lonely hearts and holiday flings: a brief history of dating

When I first began writing about the history of dating ... Condoms that could be washed out with carbolic soap were used from the mid-19th century, while contraception campaigner Annie Besant was trie... read more

Mexican’s Oil Policy Should Not Be A Slave To Ideology

Mexican oil production began to decline more than a decade ago ... On the other side of the ideological coin, the economic boom of 19th century America, much of which was driven by entrepreneurs, led ... read more

How your eyes trick your mind

The real boom in studying illusions began in the 19th Century. A school of scientists who studied perception – among many other things – created simple illusions to shed light on how the brain perceiv... read more

South Philly developer Ori Feibush changes course, plans to demolish 19th-century church

"We are writing to inform you that we expect to begin demolishing our church on Monday ... The struggle underscores how difficult preservation in Philadelphia remains. Saving the church building, whic... read more



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