“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.
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The American Revolution and Genealogy Research

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

That Flag Again: The Meanings of the Confederate Flag and Iconography

Different interpretations of confederate flag and confederate battle iconography.

Andrew Jackson’s Duels

Andrew Jackson had a predilection for old-fashioned fights of honor.

Texas Slaves and the Mexican Border

How the nearness of the Mexican border influenced freed slaves in the state of Texas.

Ota Benga and the Living Ethnographic Exhibit

In the book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk tells a tale that is more than astonishing.
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The Deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde went to their deaths on May 23, 1934

A Plan to Get the Poor to Eat Healthy Food—in the 1890s

Early efforts to get Americans to eat healthy food started with targeting poor citizens.