One of the minor themes of 2019 was the revelation that various prominent white politicians had once worn blackface. The question is: why?
Letters from desperate mothers to the nation's first public orphanage.
A story of petticoats and power.
“Conventional wisdom tells us that the gold rush was a male undertaking,” writes the historian Glenda Riley. But women were there, too.
The Oneida Community's Christian form of collectivism was transported to California in the 1880s, when the original Oneida Community fell apart.
In 1907, the U.S. Reindeer Service was organized as part of an effort to domesticate the animals...and Inupiat Eskimos.
In Theodor de Bry’s illustrations for Thomas Harriot’s Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, the Algonquin are made to look like the Irish. Surprise.
And it's unlikely to be the last. One scholar looks at the factors that contributed to the increase in childlessness at the turn of the twentieth century.
If you were reading Bradford's version of events, you might think that the survival of the Pilgrims' settlements was often in danger.
Tofu turkey was created in 1990, but some Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with veggie dishes over a century ago.