Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has catapulted the term "Democratic socialist" back into the spotlight. What does it actually mean to be a socialist?
Birthright citizenship, which holds that individuals are citizens of the nation in which they are born, was codified with the 14th Amendment in 1868.
A drone flying over a field in Ireland was able to make out the outline of an ancient henge, a circular enclosure that may have had ritualistic purposes.
To hide in plain sight while on assignment in foreign nations, agents needed precisely tailored clothes made to look local.
In the late 19th century, more women were becoming librarians. Experts like Melvil Dewey predicted they would suffer ill health, strain, and breakdowns.
How New York City's tabloids sensationalized the murder case that inspired the classic film noir Double Indemnity.
American often gets credit for having the first written constitution. But the constitution of the short-lived republic of Corsica preceded it by 30+ years.
A strange initiation ritual involving a toad was required for members of a secret caste of nineteenth-century horse mystics.
Examining the 18th-century social contract of Captain Bartholomew Roberts and his men shows just how organized and codified pirate societies could be.
The feared gang MS-13 was born out of conditions resulting from U.S. policies in El Salvador in the early 1980s.