HISTORY Lists

Author: Beth Dunn

Victorian Women

5 Things Victorian Women Didn’t Do (Much)

Don’t let the lace doilies and lavender sachets fool you—life for women in Victorian England wasn’t always how we imagine it.

Site of Brook Farm in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

5 19th-Century Utopian Communities in the United States

From group marriage to restrictions on hot baths, explore the surprising practices of five utopian communities in 19th-century America.

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4 Rules for Bathing, According to Beau Brummell

English fashion icon Beau Brummell introduced his compatriots to his revolutionary ideas on hygiene in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.