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Kelsey McConnell

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8 Eye-Opening Books About Modern History

These captivating reads explore rapid change and monumental shifts.

The Battle of Fort Sumter Ignited the Civil War

When peace talks failed, this federal property tipped our divided nation into its bloodiest conflict.

12 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

The Surprising History Behind Daylight Savings Time

We can trace the system back to a satirical essay by Benjamin Franklin.

34 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know

Celebrate the Black men and women who made history.

That Time the Air Force Crashed into the Empire State Building

This little-known aviation accident resulted in 14 deaths.

The Best History Books of 2021

Illuminating tales of the past you won't want to miss.

Chaos Reigned During the 1814 Burning of Washington

The storming of the capital during the War of 1812 led to destruction.

8 Military Strategy Books That Analyze Warfare Across the Globe

Dissecting the tactics that have shaped some of the world's most famous conflicts.

The Controversial History of America's Company Towns

Are they really as utopian as their proponents claim?

The First Battle of the Marne Reset Expectations for World War I

The Allies went from a panicked retreat to a surprising triumph.

A Shocking Incident Led to the War of Jenkins' Ear

One man's mutilation instigated a major conflict between Britain and Spain.

8 Gripping Books About the Fight for Irish Independence

What caused the bitter divide within Ireland—and how did it shape the country we know today?

6 Incredible MasterClass Courses for Lifelong Learners

The world's experts are ready to teach you about anything and everything.

8 Historical Female Rulers Who Challenged the Status Quo

These incredible women refused to wait on history's sidelines.