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.
"Bonnieclyde f" by Photo by one of the Barrow gang - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c34474. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnieclyde_f.jpg#/media/File:Bonnieclyde_f.jpg


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.

James Truslow Adams: Dreaming up the American Dream

Background on James Truslow Adams, who coined the phrase The American Dream.

Wall Street’s Slave Market

New York City will unveil a plaque today marking the location of the city's slave market at Wall Street.

Revising Dust Bowl Myths

Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"
A U.S. Civil War cannon with American Flags in the background. This cannon is located at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Georgia. "G.T.B" on the muzzle is the initials of George Thatcher Balch, the Confederate officer who inspected the cannon that the Ames Foundry where it was cast.

An End to All Hell: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s End

The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

The Psychological Power of the Confederate Flag

An experiment in Political Psychology points to just how powerful the confederate flag continues to be in stirring up racist attitudes among whites.
"Olive Oatman, 1857" by unattributed - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Olive_Oatman,_1857.png#/media/File:Olive_Oatman,_1857.png

Olive Oatman: The Girl With the Mojave Tattoo

The mysterious story of Olive Oatman who returned after years of captivity with the Mojave.

W. E. B. Du Bois Sets The Stage

A brief communication is revealing window into the life of thinker W. E. B. Du Bois.