The Gilden Age, as its name suggests, was appealing on the surface, but many objectionable qualities laid below the exterior. Compare our current time period to the late 1800s.
Uncover the hidden stories of the suffrage movement from women who faced bias and marginalization during their lives and whose legacies still fight to overcome those same hurdles.
Emily Dickinson is taught in classes nationwide and read around the world, but she wasn’t always so widely known. Read the article to learn about the lesser-known forces behind her published poetry.
Before Agent 007, there was Agent 355 and a complex network of Revolution-era spies. Read about how these spies helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War.
Read about the importance of a map which shows the land you are living on and which group of indigenous people lived there first. Explore the map here.
Examine this inforgraphic to learn more about the catastrophes nature is capable of and their deadly consequences.
Enslaved people transformed the horrors of slavery into a myth of hope and freedom. Read more about the inspiration for the flying slave myth.
A 2018 law requires that companies in Australia disclose how they prevent modern-day slavery, but some citizens question its effectiveness.
Princess Mako of Japan and her fiance endure pressure from her royal family, but defy expectations.
Why have some survivors of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina been able to recover effectively, while others have had a harder time getting back on their feet? Click this link to learn more about research on this topic.
A Smithsonian exhibition highlights the “invisible labor” women have been doing at home for decades as conversations regarding women empowerment swarm the nation.
Historians are giving credit to sociologist, W.E.B. DuBois’s idea that enslaved workers coordinated a general strike, which helped end the Civil War.
Anne Frank’s stepsister speaks to worldwide ignorance in response to teenagers’ hateful display.
Is the curse surrounding King Tut’s tomb real? Some people think so— read about why.
Explore significant stops along the Underground Railroad on this interactive map.
Thoreau inspired generations of international protesters with his essay, “Civil Disobedience.” Read how famous figures like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. transformed Thoreau’s words into impactful actions.
Most people know about George Washington and other key players of the American Revolution, but many other people contributed to the United States’ ultimate success. Read about 6 lesser-known heroes here.
The Montana House of Representatives voted to join several other states in celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. However, the fight for recognition is not over yet!
In the 1870s, the creation of deparatment stores gave women a socially acceptably way to leave the home, both as shoppers and as part of the workforce.
Read about the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and some of its recipients.