Americans take pride in nature. Despite our suburban sprawls and major urban centers, few places feel more "American" than our national parks. We boast a variety of landscapes, from forests to mountains to swamps, that have inspired whole industries of leisure-time activities, and plenty of American authors have devoted chapters to the restorative powers of nature. But that idea of nature as a place to recharge is something that Americans adapted early on, and was...Read More
Is everyone excited to see 42, the new film about Jackie Robinson? We definitely are, especially because 66 years ago today, Mr. Robinson officially signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and took to the field in an exhibition game against the Yankees!
Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 and began his professional baseball career with Brooklyn’s farm club, the Montreal Royals, and then came to Ebbets Field as a first baseman. The Brooklyn Dodgers signed...Read More
Nursing, which as a profession has long been associated with women, offered opportunities not only for education and employment, but leadership. Long before American women could vote, they were able to influence public policy, often through professional organizations, such as those formed by nurses in the early 20th century.
Student Nurses in the Orrin Sage Wightman Collection
In 1916, Dr. Orrin Sage Wightman, internist and avid photographer, made a series of photographs showing student nurses from...Read More
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