Gilbert Imlay already had a bad reputation before his biographer discovered he was a slave trader.
The Sykes-Picot remade the Middle East for British and French control. A century later, their legacy is a disaster.
Bletchley Park's code-breakers are famous for cracking Enigma, but they had a major assist from three Polish mathematicians, who had done it in 1932.
Thinking of celebrating Cinco de Mayo at your school this year? Learn from history about some of the potentially insensitive pitfalls.
Sugar long had a bad reputation because of its connection to slavery in the New World.
Leonardo was the first scientific illustrator.
Stuck in a book for centuries, strands of Copernicus's hair helped identify his body in 2005.
A short history of the literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis reveals it's largely a modern dogma.
The 100th anniversary of Pancho Villa's invasion of the U.S. raises the question of why he did it.
Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, who passed away this year at the age of 92, played a significant role in shaping our understanding of the print revolution.