What really happened that summer day in 1973? And what does it reveal about our cultural attitudes toward violence?
Gandhi's legacy helped shape independent India, if in sometimes indirect ways.
The Chipko activists of 1970s and ‘80s India saved their forests by calling attention to the deep interdependence between humans and the natural world.
This 1823 policy initially focused on preventing European colonization in the Americas. But different U.S. presidents have used it to mean different things.
La Malinche was a key figure in the conquest of the Aztecs. But was she a heroine or a traitor? It depends on whom you ask.
From feudal fortresses to contemporary border barriers, walls have always offered more symbolic value than real protection.
Why were there so many coups in Latin America?
The legacy of Kimpa Vita, a Kongolese Catholic mystic, was felt from the U.S. to Haiti.
The remains of two of the very last of the Beothuk are finally being repatriated to Canada. Why has it taken almost 200 years?
Pre-Colombian cultures valued chocolate highly as a drink, and often served it at important events. It wasn't made into a solid candy until 1847.