Histories of the Present

Losing Minds

To what extent can today’s diagnoses of postpartum psychosis illuminate past women’s experiences of childbirth and “madness”? Philippa Carter explores that question in this companion piece to her article in History Workshop Journal 91.

On Molly Street Sex Workers Belong

 Content Note: This article contains a description of a murder. In the late 1950s, Rhodesian settlers established Chiredzi, an agricultural town in Masvingo province in southeastern Zimbabwe to provide health, education, retail and entertainment services to the newly launched and expanding Hippo Valley sugar estates. In Chiredzi, seasonal African workers […]