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On the historic day of July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was approved by Congress, Thomas Jefferson, its primary author, went on a small shopping spree and bought seven pairs of women’s gloves.
A recent ceremony celebrated 38 prize winners representing 32 undergraduate departmental and interdisciplinary honors programs. HARRY ELAM, vice provost for undergraduate education, hosted the event for the Class of 2019 recipients of the Firestone and Robert M. Golden Medals and the David M....
Fifty years ago, the Stonewall rioters’ call for the recognition of gay rights in the United States launched annual gay pride parades that initially were more serious protest marches than the colorful celebrations known today, Stanford historian Estelle Freedman said. Here, Freedman reflects on the...
Stanford historian Tom Mullaney’s interactive website, The Chinese Deathscape: Grave Reform in Modern China, shows the locations of thousands of gravesites that have been relocated in China over the past two decades. In what is considered to be the largest grave relocation in human history so far,...

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