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revised Why did the French nobility adopt Calvinism?
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comment What is the significance of “Flappers” in American history?
Welcome to the site! The "flappers" were members of the so-called World War II generation, the one most like today's Millennials.
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comment Why did families in 6th century Mecca send their babies to be raised in the desert?
@Fitri: There was a Medieval saying Stadluft mach frei. (City air makes one free.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadtluft_macht_frei This was true for commoners versus nobles, and also for women versus men.
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comment Why did families in 6th century Mecca send their babies to be raised in the desert?
@Fitri: Mainly my experience with "urban" women in New York City. But it is a historical fact that Mohammed's wife was what New Yorkers would call a "cougar" (a woman who dates younger men), and that suggests that these women were "liberated" in other ways. Certainly, a place like Mecca or New York is a good place to "pick up" people (resulting in children before birth control), not so good a place to raise them. The fact that there were fewer wet nurses in cities also suggest that their women were more liberated.
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@Greg: That sounds right. Why don't you make your comment an answer.
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comment Other than coffee and tobacco what major product became Cuba's source of wealth in the 18th century?
@Himarm: You might be right about the "European" version. But that was certainly the dynamic for the American version.