Sister Irene and children at New York Foundling orphanage

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Tracing Orphans in Your Ancestry

Modern-day DNA research is beginning to unlock longstanding mysteries regarding orphans.

What State Fairs Used to Mean

The historical significance of state fairs
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Donald Trump: The Id of Republican Politics

If Reagan is the Republican super-ego, the father figure that this latest generation looks up to, then Donald Trump is the id of Republican politics.

Hanging Out in the 1970s

How teens in the 1970s spent their leisure time.
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Which of the President’s Men, Exactly?

Newly declassified snippets of Haldeman’s diary highlight how much we still don’t know about Watergate and the Nixon Administration

The Bones of Australia’s Lake Mungo

For 40,000 years, human remnants remained buried in the sand at Lake Mungo, hidden by the changed landscape.

Immigrants and Politics in the 1890s and Today

A comparison between immigration policies in the 1890s and today.

The Importance of Fire to Human Life

The cultural importance of fire.