In late 1917, an American soldier risked government censors’ wrath to smuggle home a letter about dodging German submarines while aboard a troopship headed for war
History often recounts successful covert actions, but historian Vince Houghton spins a new perspective—failed plots built on the ridiculous
Drawing on his own translations, author Kevin H. Siepel chronicles the escapades of famous Spanish Colonizers.
President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that he'd overstepped his constitutional bounds.
Ayers argues that America should acknowledge the importance of emancipation with a national holiday.
How Mary Mallon, an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid, became one of the most dangerous women in America
In August 1997, a scientist named Johan Hultin from San Francisco traveled to Brevig Mission and, with permission of the town’s elders, excavated the local cemetery to try and unearth a victim of the outbreak buried deep within the frozen tundra.
A battle at Sitka in 1804 began the vast northwest territory's tilt into American hands
Patricia O’Toole compellingly explains how a moralizing outlook drove Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, from WWI to handling domestic politics.