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4 Union Generals That Were Better Than the Famous Ones

These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

This Former Slave Became The First African American West Point Grad

Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Donner Party

The specter of cannibalism overshadows many other fascinating facts about the emigrants.

By Dave Adams

19 Facts About Black History That You Might Not Know

Celebrate the African American men and women who made history.

By Audrey Webster & Kelsey McConnell

Valley Forge: The Bootcamp That Turned Around the American Revolution

The Continental Army rose from winter devastation to become a force to be reckoned with.

By Kelsey McConnell

Business Adventures: An Intimate Glimpse Into Corporate America

The timeless classic is Bill Gates’s favorite business book of all time.

By MacKenzie Stuart

Revolutionary War Battles: The Key Conflicts

Join the scene of the Revolutionary War's most important battles, from embarrassing defeats to shocking underdog victories.

By Robert Walsh

This Is Why Washington Wasn't Relentlessly Attacked By The Confederates

Natural barricades, manmade obstacles, and heavy reinforcements kept the capital safe.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Alvin York Was One of WWI’s Most Decorated Soldiers

This man went from an unwilling, pacifist draftee to Sergeant York, military hero and legend.

By Catherine Phelan

Day of Infamy: Inside the Destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor

Historian Walter Lord recounts the bombing of major U.S. battleships and the heroics of the men on board.

By Olivia Mason & Kelsey McConnell

American Traitors: The Best Friends Who Sold Secrets to Soviet Russia

Meet two hard-partying geniuses that became Cold War operatives.

By Olivia Mason

Women in World War II Were Even Braver Than You Realize

While their men fought on the front lines, women fought their own battle at home and in the workforce—and helped bring the Allied Powers to victory.

By Kelsey McConnell

10 Must-Read Cold War Books

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, look back at the conflict that defined a generation.

By Orrin Grey

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Story Behind the Lakota Massacre

Memorialize the lives lost at Wounded Knee with the story behind Dee Brown's iconic work.

By Kelsey McConnell

These 5 Brothers Were Heroes Of The American Revolution

The Butler family's contributions made our nation's birth possible.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

How America’s First Domestic Tax Almost Ended the Nation

Just 15 years after the Declaration of Independence, a federal tax was the foment of the Whiskey Rebellion.

By Orrin Grey

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