History Stories
CATEGORY: 19th century
The Forgotten Fire That Leveled New York
March 21, 2018

The Great Fire of 1835 destroyed nearly 700 buildings. Read More

The Criminalization of Abortion Began as a Business Tactic
January 22, 2018

Abortion was common during the 19th century. Read More

Sexual Exploitation Was the Norm for 19th Century Ballerinas
January 5, 2018

Wealthy men turned the famous Paris Opera Ballet into a brothel. Read More

The Tragic Austrian Empress Who Was Murdered by Anarchists
January 4, 2018

Inside the unhappy reign of Sisi, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary. Read More

‘Cutting’ Was the Brutal Victorian Version of Throwing Shade
January 2, 2018

Much like ghosting today, cutting was the ultimate 19th-century dis. Read More

Women Got ‘Married’ Long Before Gay Marriage
December 28, 2017

Boston marriage was an appealing alternative for women who didn’t want to depend on men. Read More