Hanging Out in the 1970s

How teens in the 1970s spent their leisure time.
"Richard M. Nixon on the phone in the oval office - NARA - 194744" by Oliver F. Atkins, 1916-1977, Photographer (NARA record: 8451334) - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Which of the President’s Men, Exactly?

Newly declassified snippets of Haldeman’s diary highlight how much we still don’t know about Watergate and the Nixon Administration

Immigrants and Politics in the 1890s and Today

A comparison between immigration policies in the 1890s and today.

The Soda Jerk and the Periodical

The history of scientific periodicals starts with Benjamin Silliman's upstart publication.

Stamping Out the Stamp Act

The history of the Stamp Act as it celebrates its 250th anniversary.

“White Power Laundries” and the Clash Over Asians in America

The dark history of white power laundry and asians in America.

Origins of the Confederate Lost Cause

The mythos of the The Lost Cause of the Confederacy.

How Americans Used to Picnic

A historic look at the picnic.
"Sprit of '76.2". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The American Revolution and Genealogy Research

The history of loyalists and rebels in the American Revolution and genealogy research.