Kathleen R. Smythe teaches and writes about history and sustainability. She is Professor of History at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Her most recent projects include Whole Earth Living: Reconnecting Earth, History, Body and Mind (DixiBooks, 2020) and Bicycling Through Paradise: Historical Tours Around Cincinnati, co-authored with Chris Hanlin (University of Cincinnati Press, 2021).

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K: Where did you go to look for a girl? N (an elderly man): Formerly we went round to look for girls. When we found them, we sat on one side and they sat on the other side. And we asked them in turn which boy they liked. If one agreed, they shook hands. K […]

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