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Love Me Did: A History of Courtship(0)

February 26, 2011

On this episode the History Guys explore three centuries of pre-marital intimacy. Did economic considerations used to play a greater role in coupling? In what ways have dating practices challenged class & racial boundaries? Has the idea of “romance” itself morphed over time?

Love Me Did: A History of Courtship

Beyond Numbers: A History of the U.S. Census

On this episode BackStory takes on the fascinating story of how Americans have counted themselves throughout our nation’s history.

Naughty & Nice: A History of The Holiday Season

On this episode of BackStory, Christmas may be the big kahuna of American holy days, but it wasn’t always so. It used to be a time of drunken rowdiness, when the poor would demand food and money from the rich.