Between the 1850s and 1940s, a charity scam worked a collection circuit of Evangelical Christians in least five hundred towns across eighty countries.
If the past is so all terribly bad, then aren’t we lucky in the present?
In moving away from fossil fuels, some in aviation are thinking of bringing back helium-assisted flight.
After World War II, the US ramped up international food aid, both as a Cold War strategy and as a way to distribute surplus products.
In Ancient Rome, swapping one’s regular toga for the dirty, drab robes associated with mourning could request mercy, or communicate resistance.
While the history of pigeons and horses in the military is widely known, canines have gotten less attention.
The other side of the Renaissance man, known today for promoting autocratic power.
The City of Yanga was founded after a group of enslaved Africans, led by Gaspar Yanga, rebelled against colonial rule.
What happened to the revolutionary headgear that symbolized freedom from enslavement? Meet the sectional politics of the early republic.
In 1980, the policy of denying entry into the US based on homosexuality ran smack into anticommunism.