Women and the Page Act

Did you know the Page Act of 1875 was the United States of America’s first restrictive federal immigration law? While was ostensibly intended to forbid forced labor and trafficking for prostitution, it’s impact fell on Asian women in general, stereotyping them in a hyper-sexualized fashion, an issue that persists to this day. The labor elements […]

Private charity and the Great Slums

Highlighting the facts behind Historical Romance with Jude Knight and her Children of the Mountain King. In Regency Britain, one in ten families lived below the ‘breadline’, and at times as many as two in five. Many people were precariously balanced on a knife edge where illness, accidents or old age could tumble them into […]