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How Utterly Depraved! The American Government’s Murder of Ethel Rosenberg

Deborah Friedell London Review of Books
Ethel Rosenberg never abetted Soviet intelligence. Nor did Julius enable Russia’s atom bomb development. Yet in the overheated cold war and Korean intervention climate, they were singularly executed. The book under review details the graphic story.

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The Feminist History of “Child Allowances”

Lucie Levine JSTOR DAILY
A woman sitting over and holding an infant. The Biden administration’s proposed “child allowances” draw on the feminist thought of Crystal Eastman, who advocated “motherhood endowments” 100 years ago.

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How an Abstinence Pledge Shamed a Generation

A Christian “purity” movement in the 90s promoted a biblical view of abstinence before marriage. But two decades later, followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.

The Bryn Mawr Summer School Prepared Workers for the Class Struggle

Jackie Brown, Leanna Katz Jacobin
In the 1920s and ’30s, a summer school for industrial working women built an economics curriculum around the perspective of labor rather than capital. It offers a visionary example of worker ed that emphasizes class struggle and worker empowerment.
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