Electric Cars… of The 1890s
Electric cars were first introduced in the late 1890s, but they didn't catch on.
ISIS’s Destruction of the Ruins of Palmyra
ISIS militants destroyed two of Palmyra' most important structures, the Temple of Baalshamin and the Temple of Bel, both of which had stood for 2,000 years.
Hearing Harriet Smith
In the University of Texas library, our writer found a previously unknown audiotape of an interview with a woman who'd been born into slavery.
Was George Wallace Anti-Education…Or Just Anti-Integration?
While pledging to keep schools segregated, Alabama Governor George Wallace set up a community college system that benefited black Alabamans.
How Should Europe Welcome Refugees?
A comparison of the different ways European countries welcome refugees suggest that a combination of methods works best.
Who Opposes Gun Control?
People who oppose gun control tend to be white, male, Protestant, and living in the West, Mountain states, or South.
The History of Cremation in Japan
Although Buddhism propelled the popularity of cremation across Asia, its staying power, particularly in Japan, has been for practical reasons.
The Museum of Broken Relationships
Located in the historic Upper Town district of Zagreb, Croatia, the Museum of Broken Relationships began as an experiment.
How the Media Made Queen Victoria
How nineteenth century media helped make Queen Victoria who she was.
Scouting In Kenya: The Transformation
Colonialism's influence in Kenyan scouting practices.