Green Dragon Tavern

A Brief History of U.S. Drinking

In 1770, the average colonial Americans consumed about three and a half gallons of alcohol per year, about double the modern rate.
The Devil Wears Prada

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and the Retail Orgy in Film

On the film portrayals of women that equate consumption and love.
A map of Mexican territories in 1835

When Mexico Was Flooded By Immigrants

In the early nineteenth-century, Mexico had a problem with American immigrants.

Loving v. Virginia and the Origins of Loving Day

Loving Day celebrates the SCOTUS decision in Loving v. Virginia in 1967 which struck down the laws of the 16 states still forbidding interracial marriage. 
Portrait of Aaron Burr, 1802

Aaron Burr: Most Hated Man in American History

A more sympathetic look at Aaron Burr, the man who killed Alexander Hamilton.

Potsdam and the Origins of the Cold War

An exploration of Potsdam and its effects on the Cold War.
Dr. Ossian Sweet
Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
http://digitalcollections.detroitpubliclibrary.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A143138

Dr. Ossian Sweet’s Black Life Mattered

It has been 90 years since Ossian Sweet tried to move into his new home; since police stood by and did nothing as a mob threw rocks.

Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill?

Harriet Tubman's known and lesser known accomplishments.

Remembering Billie Holiday

The 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth.