Portrait of Aaron Burr, 1802

Aaron Burr: Most Hated Man in American History

A more sympathetic look at Aaron Burr, the man who killed Alexander Hamilton.
Mug shot taken in 1901 when Goldman was implicated in the assassination of President McKinley

From Enemy to Icon: The Life of Emma Goldman

While alive, Emma Goldman was considered an enemy of the state. In death, she became a celebrated American icon. 
UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris on 30 November 2015. From left to the right: Enrique Peña Nieto, François Hollande, Angela Merkel and Michelle Bachelet.

How We Perceive Climate Change: A Global Analysis

A country to country analysis of how global populations perceive the threat of climate change.
Female dentist with patient, 1960.

How Women Dentists Were Perceived in the 1960s

A look at how women dentists were perceived in the 1960s, emphasizing the overall professional entrance of women in the workplace.

The History of the Euthanasia Movement

The idea that death should be merciful is not new. Around 1800, pioneers of euthanasia pulled on the legs of those who'd been hanged to hasten their deaths.
Uncle Sam holding paper "Protest against Russian exclusion of Jewish Americans" and looking in shock at Chinese skeleton labeled "American exclusion of Chinese" in closet.

How the Chinese Fought Discrimination in 19th Century Arizona

Chinese immigrants in the American West faced legal discrimination and fought back against it using other laws.
Men and women drinking beer at a pre-prohibition bar in Raceland, Louisiana, September 1938.

The Darker Side of Prohibition

During Prohibition, industrial-grade alcohol cost hundreds of American lives. The Coolidge administration encouraged its circulation.
Julius Caesar

Why New Years Falls on January 1st

Why do we celebrate the beginning of the New Year on the first of January? Julius Caesar, mostly.
U.S Deficit

Do Americans Like Government Spending? Depends How You Ask

Whether or not Americans approve of government spending depends strongly on how the issues are framed.
African-American students at North Carolina A&T College participate in a sit-in at a F. W. Woolworth's lunch counter reserved for white customers in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Copyright Bettmann/Corbis / AP Images)

How the Body Can Shape Social Protest

By using the body to resist and respond to violence and social injustice, protesters literally embody their cause.