Participation in the Olympic Games created an environment, where individuals could aspire to great honors and city-states could symbolically assess their power and acquire prestige.
The posters as primary sources offer valuable insight into the Soviet government’s desire to follow a new policy of transparency, and reveal the population’s desire to exploit the new policy of openness by addressing social ills in a public medium which had not been possible before.
In ancient Greece, the portrayal of women in mythology as deceitful, manipulative, and the downfall of men corresponded with oppressive treatment and forced seclusion, which mirrored Greek patriarchal society.
As black people found their voices during the Civil Rights Movement, black slaves became actors in history. When historians heard the black voice in American politics and society, they began attributing similar voices to the slaves they wrote about.
In The Reaper's Garden, Brown offers a compelling argument for reexamining the power that death has over a society, and paves the way for further scholarship in other areas of the Atlantic World using this unique approach.