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Gender and Health in Latin America: Interview, Reproductive Rights (Brazil)

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In the 1950s, when the first contraceptive pills were tested in Puerto Rico, politicians, health administrators, and Church officials worldwide began to discuss human reproduction in new ways. The understanding that pregnancy could be prevented by “scientific” means stimulated debates on the regulation and control of human reproduction. After World War II, Neo-Malthusian views and the fear of... Read More »

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Gender and Health in Latin America: Personal Account, Education (Honduras)

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Access to education and the willingness to learn are crucial ingredients to improve the health of women throughout the world. Good health depends on an understanding of the human body, but also requires the knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, access to that knowledge is often dictated by social and economic standing within a society. As a result, poor or rural women need to... Read More »

Detail: Scan of pages 46 and 47 of George Percival Scriven's diary

George Percival Scriven: An American in Bohol, The Philippines, 1899-1901

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The diary could be used by teachers in a variety of ways. Its representation of the inhabitants of Bohol and of the island itself illuminate turn-of-the-century thinking on race and landscape.
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Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World

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This site offers an archive of speeches by “influential, contemporary women.” Almost all of the speeches in the collection come directly from the authors themselves or from the organizations representing them and have not been published elsewhere.
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Handwriting Assignment, San Telmo Parish

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In early 19th-century Argentina, political leaders considered schools to be one of the nation's most important institutions of social control and politicization. The following is an 1817 handwriting assignment from a public elementary school in the parish of San Telmo. This document illustrates how Buenos Aires officials attempted to channel young people's behavior. Classes offered lessons in... Read More »

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Hanover Historical Texts Project

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The project has taken a selection of more than 115 primary texts in the public domain, in English or translated into English, and made them available to anyone with Internet access.
Detail of a1919 photo titled "Group Photo St. Deny's Home for Toddlers" showing a group of young children and a nurse.

Hidden Lives Revealed: A Virtual Archive

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At its heart is a collection of "Photographs", "Case files", and "Learning materials" from one of the many philanthropic societies dedicated to the care of children in Britain at this period.
Detail: A painting titled "Moment of Tearing" by Ryuji Ishitani showing a person ducking in cover in a flash of light

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

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The historical material that is presented from multiple angles carefully allows the material to speak for the catastrophe and reconstruction.
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How the Aztec (Nahua) Raised Sons as Warriors

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Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún recorded this text in the mid-16th century as part of an effort to gather information about native Aztec history and customs. Sahagún went to Mexico in 1529 as one of the first missionaries assigned to the newly conquered territory of New Spain. He remained there until his death, preaching and instructing youth in Spanish, Latin, science, religion, and... Read More »

Imperialism in North Africa: Autobiography, Fadhma Amrouche

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Fadhma Amrouche was the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished, illiterate Berber peasant woman. Born a Muslim, she was converted to Christianity by Catholic missionaries, produced one of the first autobiographies ever written by an Algerian woman, became a naturalized French citizen, and raised two children who became well-known French literati—Taos Marie-Louise Amrouche, a poet and... Read More »

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