Benjamin Franklin, The Way to Wealth (1810)

Catherine Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book (1846)

Samuel Smiles, Self-Help (1866)

Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

Short History of Self-Help

The last 100 Years of Self-Help

Self-Help: A Project for Moral Perfection

Advice Columns:

The 28 Advice Columns Everyone Should Read


The Chicago Defender

The Chicago Defender Homepage

The Chicago Defender – History

Chicago Defender (1905- )




Introduction to Eugenics


American Eugenics Society (1926-72)


Movies 1920/30s

Movies in the 1920s

Movies 1920-30s

History of the Hollywood Movie Industry


The Stratemeyer Syndicate

The Syndicate

James Keeline’s page on the Syndicate

Wikipedia on Nancy Drew

History and Overview

Wikipedia on the Hardy Boy Series


The History of Psychology

History of Psychology



Michel Foucault – Body Studies and Others



Ehrenreich: Bright-Sided

Negative Consequences of Bright-Sided


Papers and Talks

Sue Currell on Eugenics, Magazines and Body Politic


Scholarly Associations

Network of American Periodical Studies