Duncan Hines cake

Duncan Hines, Cake Mix Maker Extraordinaire

Duncan Hines was not created by a marketing department. Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1880, he became an amateur restaurant critic.
Daniel Boone escorting settlers through the Cumberland Gap, by George Caleb Bingham (1811–1879)

Who Was Daniel Boone?

Who was the man who became an American icon? Daniel Boone was a frontiersman, pioneer, political figure, ally of Native Americans, and more. 

The Early American Origins of Political Terms

What does stump speech and pork barrel mean? A short lexicon of American political terms.

Finding Your Place in Letters

For scholars of American history, letter-writing makes historical research possible.