Feeling overwhelmed by all the information on the internet? That “foggy” sensation in your brain after hours of pointing, clicking, tapping, and swiping has a name. It’s called information overload. Read this article to learn more about it.
Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was also a dedicated philanthropist who used his wealth to establish hundreds of public libraries. Listen to the story here.
Musicians in the Continental Army did more than boost morale among the soldiers. Drumbeats and fife whistles also provided important instructions, on and off the battlefields. Learn more from this webpage. Click on the images to hear the signals and their special meanings
In this feature article, Howard Reich describes how the diverse musical traditions of immigrant Jews, Congolese Africans, Mexican mariachi artists and others have been combined to create unique American musical forms.
Muckraking journalists are keen-eyed observers unafraid to expose the truth—even at great risk to themselves. View images of the investigative work of journalists and writers who took on powerful entities, exposing corruption and protecting the interests of citizens.
How did the families of everyday colonists respond when the Revolutionary War started? Read a brief list of some of the ways that the children of the Minutemen and Continental Army soldiers answered the call during the Thirteen Colonies’ struggle for independence.
Native American women achieved important but often overlooked accomplishments in the early development of North America. Their success inspired later trailblazing efforts. Read the extraordinary stories of five Native American women whose impact went beyond forging the groundwork of an emerging new nation.
Fugitive African slaves seeking freedom in early America found refuge at St. Augustine. Granted freedom by the Spanish, these skilled laborers eventually established the first legal free black town in the present-day United States.
The Pullman porters provided exemplary service at the height of luxury train travel in America. Their efforts to unionize and promote workers’ rights went beyond the picket lines to impact the Great Migration and the growth of the African American middle class.
In 1983, Native American activist Janine Windy Boy sued the government to protect the voting rights of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne people in Montana. Read the intriguing story of this effort to fight voter suppression.