Culture Chapters

Stories that reflect how societies think, behave, believe, dress, create art, and work give us a window into diverse cultures.

Near the end of the 19th century, some Americans believe that the U.S. should become an empire similar to Britain.

Douglass is not the only one speaking out and writing against slavery; even children's books condemn it.

Jacob Abrams and fellow Russian socialists suffer arrest and trial for speaking and writing against US-government actions.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer speaks out against Hitlers position on Jews.

Caddies help golfers with advice to improve their game in a similar way that spiritual advisors help others to improve life.

Caddies help golfers with advice to improve their game in a similar way that spiritual advisors help people to improve their lives.

Britons remaining in their homeland rally and fight back through the telling of heroic tales, such as Beowulf.

Greek mythology says that Achilles is half man and half-god; Achilles' only vulnerability is his heel.

Oliver Wendell Holmes writes a Supreme Court decision which allows people to say what they think but not necessarily avoid punishment.

Wyatt Earp, a lawman, is arrested and charged with murdering Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury and Billy Clanton.

Villagers and health-care workers in the vicinity of Yambuku, Zaire (now the Republic of Congo) are getting extremely sick, then dying. No one knows w...

Berlin is caught in the conflict that erupts and the Russians erect the Berlin Wall to divide the city.

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