Napoléon’s Signatures: The Story of a Decline in Handwriting
As Napoléon’s career and mental conditions declined in his later years, his signature suffered greatly.
Trotsky’s New York Minute
Trotsky in New York.
Was Winston Churchill a “Drunk in Charge”?
Winston Churchill's status is history is decided. His status as a drinker is disputed.
Let’s Talk Turkey
First of all, why the name "turkey?"
The Modern Invention of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving as we know it was deliberately invented in the nineteenth century.
The Italian-American Immigration Experience
As President Obama prepares to move forward on immigration reform, the debate over the role of immigrants in US society is ramping up.
Waking the Spirits: The Diaries of John A. Clark
During the fall and winter of 1861-1862, Clark and many other officials in Santa Fe attended at least eight séances.
Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials
On November 20, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...
Nellie Bly, Girl Reporter
A look back on Nellie Bly and the era of "stunt-reporting."
Searching for Emmett Mills
In spring 1920, three men disembarked from a train in a high desert town. They had come on behalf of their friend Anson Mills, who had asked them to find his brother's grave.