National Hispanic Heritage Month: Focus on Baseball

| By J. Robert Parks | Fifty years ago this year, one of the most significant baseball players of his generation died when his plane crashed on a humanitarian mission on December 31, 1972. Roberto Clemente isn’t as well known as the iconic Jackie Robinson, but Clemente’s importance as both a baseball player and a … Read more

50th Anniversary of Title IX

| By Josephine Campbell | June 23 will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the clause of the 1972 Education Amendments that made high school and college opportunities, including sports, available to women. While Title IX is known for its impact on athletics, that was not the lawmakers’ intent. Title IX was written in … Read more

The Lincoln Memorial Turns 100

| By J. Robert Parks | Gale In Context: U.S. History contains coverage of iconic U.S. landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, which celebrates the centennial of its dedication this month. A monument for President Abraham Lincoln was first proposed in 1867, just two years after he was assassinated, but a lack of … Read more

Diversity a Focus in Gale In Context

In August, we shared how our content team continues to enhance Gale resources and introduce measures to eliminate implicit racial bias in Gale-curated content, and reaffirm our ongoing commitment to quality. These efforts have continued, and we wanted to share a handful of recent content additions made to the Gale In Context family of products. … Read more

Panna Maria: America’s Oldest Polish Settlement

| By Tara Atterberry | In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported more than 9 million Americans of Polish ancestry living in the United States4, concentrated in larger urban areas of the Midwest and Northeast, such as Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio; South Bend, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis–St. Paul, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and New York … Read more

Women Patriots in the American Revolution

| By Tara Atterberry | Take a minute and make a list of women patriots of the American Revolution. Go ahead. Take your time.    Betsy Ross.    Molly Pitcher. .  .  . If you’re like me—and most other Americans—your list may end here. Not because there’s a lack of notable women from this time … Read more

The History of Angel Island Immigration Station

| By Tara Atterberry | An educated review of North American immigration isn’t complete without discussion of New York Harbor’s Ellis Island, the primary East Coast port of entry into the United States from 1892 to 1924.1 Although immigration into North America had occurred for more than 300 years by the time Ellis Island opened … Read more