With men mostly absent, women and children dominated a small city called Darmstadt. Then "fire night" came.
Even though they occupied much of South Asia, British civil servants and their wives wanted a taste of home. Strawberries, for instance.
The Taliban's gender-based repression was part of the US argument for invading Afghanistan.
Ancient Romans saw the rituals of professional sorcerers as foreign and suspicious. But how else were you supposed to become invisible?
Rubusana was the first Black politician elected to office in colonial South Africa.
The history of piracy illustrates a surprising connection to democratic Utopian radicalism—and, of course, stolen treasure.
The goddess Mnemosyne helped bards remember what to sing and was the mother of the Muses. But she also played a role in healing sanctuaries.
Marcus Garvey left Jamaica unemployed, an anti-colonial trade unionist who British authorities considered dangerous.
Why did the Russian tsar seek to ban beards?
On October 17, 1961, Parisian police attacked a group of Algerians. The event would be lost to French history until a Nazi collaborator was exposed.