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Information on the ages used historically in western age of consent laws is not readily available. This table has been compiled from a combination of historical and contemporary sources. By 1880, the first date chosen, many western nations had… [more]

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This billboard was erected across the American state of Virginia in the summer of 2004 as part of a state health department campaign aimed at reducing statutory rape (the crime of sex with an underage girl). Napkins, stickers, coasters, and… [more]

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Elizabeth A. Ten Dyke, Ph.D.

The case study examines a source that focuses on youth organizations in East Germany, giving students the opportunity to develop a nuanced view of communist society by analyzing how communist organizations offered positive experiences that supported shared values, paving the way for understanding the enthusiasm with which some individuals lived in communism, and the ambivalence many experienced at its end. echo [more]

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As a state-socialist society, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) did not have the multitude of independent organizations or voluntary associations that characterize civil society in democratic countries. Rather, even children's associations in the… [more]

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Nora E. Jaffary

The New York Public Library Digital Collections is a vast database of material primarily, but not exclusively, documents 19th- and 20th-century life… [more]