In Early America, some prestigious residents advocated for the replacement of cane sugar, supplied by enslaved workers, with maple sugar from family farms.
The early US fight against smallpox was helped by the establishment of the National Vaccine Institute, an agency that wouldn't survive government mistrust.
Historians need to know more about the roles of two-spirit Native Americans, but relying on written records isn't always productive.
The wildly popular books helped people understand farming and health through the movement of the planets, in a way compatible with Protestantism.
We know a surprising amount about the dental history of the nation’s first president.
The name Shaker originally comes from the insult “Shaking Quakers,” which mocked the sect’s use of their bodies in worship.