The United States National Weather Service began as part of the military, with a mandate to serve the interests of federal officials and business owners.
New books and scholarship from University of North Carolina, Harvard University Press, and University of Minnesota Press.
Remembering a strange chapter of history when Nantucket allied itself with Great Britain.
Stephen Pearl Andrews, a lawyer, Houston socialite, and abolitionist, concocted a plan to free Texas' slaves—with a hint of treason.
Though there was never a unified uprising that made it into the history books, the enslaved people of Arkansas rebelled and resisted in significant ways.
From WWI to the 1950s, the "American Plan" rounded up sexually-active women and quarantined them, supposedly to protect soldiers from venereal disease.
Mountain top removal mining brings with it total ecosystem destruction. It also erases history by destroying historic mountain cemeteries.
Lepore talks about presidential deceit, why women are often forgotten by history, and the “epistemological crisis” of our era.
The ever-shifting curve of shoreline and river is no match for the infinite, idealized straight line.
Many Civil War veterans like Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain came out of combat with injuries and lasting disabilities that no one could see.