in America -
During the 18th and 19th centuries there were hundreds of communal
utopian experiments in the United States. The
Shakers alone founded around 20
settlements. While great differences existed between the various utopian
communities or colonies, each society shared a common bond in a vision of
communal living in a utopian society.
Women on the
Move: Overland Journeys to California -
Contrasting the experiences of various women who left their homes to put
down roots in California during the last quarter of the 18th century to the mid
19th century. Includes women who were part of Spanish explorer, Juan Bautista de
Anza's overland expeditions in 1774-75 from what is now Mexico to the San
Francisco Bay area; women who lived in
when it was under Spanish (1769-1821) and Mexican (1822-46) control; and
women who were drawn to the area following the discovery of gold in 1848.
Suffrage Parade of 1913 - When Alice Paul and Lucy Burns returned to the United States
after working with the radical wing of the British suffrage movement, they
sought to infuse the lethargic American campaign with techniques and strategies
that had proven successful across the ocean. Their first activity was mobilizing
5,000 women for a massive suffrage parade on the eve of President-elect Woodrow
Suffrage in the United States - Women's suffrage is the right of women to
vote and to stand for electoral office. Limited voting rights were gained by
women in some western U.S. states in the late 19th century.
Anarchist Bombings - In 1919, the United States saw violent anarchists
target political leaders, law enforcement and others through a series of
bombings in several cities.
- United States Year in Review - World War I was over and most Americans
were eager for peace and security; but, 1919 would prove to be anything but. We
take a look at the turmoil from race riots and strikes to anarchist bombings and
the flu in this 1919 year in review.
River Junction on the Santa Fe Trail - The valley where the tiny town of Watrous
stands today, has long been a resting and meeting place, beginning with the
indigenous tribes of the area. It continued to be a popular stop when the