Netflix and Chill

"Netflix and chill" is just the latest trend in 100+ years of changing courtship rituals.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. "Sugar cane plantation; [Jamaica.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 27, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-94a7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Sugar Has Always Been Bad

Sugar long had a bad reputation because of its connection to slavery in the New World.
Iron Curtain

Revisiting Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” Speech

The famous "Iron Curtain" speech that propelled us into the Cold War highlights Churchill's near roguish fight to challenge the U.S.S.R.
Indenture certificate for James Rymer Junior, binding him as an apprentice to the surgeon-apothecaries Caleb Woodyer and William Newland of Guildford, signed by all parties.

Indentured Servants and The Domestic Economy

Many 18th-century households included not only relatives and slaves, but also indentured servants, people sold into bondage for a specified length of time.

Making the Middle East

Better know the Middle East

Waking the Spirits: The Diaries of John A. Clark

During the fall and winter of 1861-1862, Clark and many other officials in Santa Fe attended at least eight séances.
WOLF HALL: Lydia-Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Ben Miles as Thomas-Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry-VIII, Matthew Pidgeon as Stephen Gardiner. Photographer: Johan Persson

Wolf Hall Coming to Broadway in April

The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's best-selling historical novel Wolf Hall comes to Broadway.