Alaska Day and the History Behind the 49th State

When and how did this far-flung territory become part of the United States?

What Happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke?

Dive into one of history's greatest mysteries. 

The Controversial History of America's Company Towns

Are they really as utopian as their proponents claim?

Demystifying the “Indian Wars”, a Complex Series of Conflicts

The fighting spanned dozens of adversaries and hundreds of years.

Moonshiners and Bootleggers: 8 Books About the Prohibition Era

Discover the historical effects of the nationwide ban on alcohol.

The Unparalleled Courage of the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team

This combined unit is the most decorated for its size in U.S. military history.

The Soviet-American Space Alliance

New research reveals that the Space Race wasn't quite as embittered as we were led to believe.

6 Historical Political Cartoons That Capture the Hopes and Fears of the Past

These satirical drawings reveal the debates that dominated bygone eras.

10 Railroad History Books That Shed Light on the Industry

This innovative mode of travel allowed people to make cross-country journeys in days rather than weeks or months. 

How Hawaii Became a State

The history of Hawaii stretches back much further than its 1959 admittance to the U.S.

10 Fascinating Books About Immigration

Delve into the social phenomenon that’s enriched America.

Fourth of July Facts Through History

Separate our celebratory facts from fiction. 

8 Eye-Opening Books About the Underground Railroad

Discover in-depth accounts about the escape routes taken by enslaved African Americans.

Betsy Ross: How the Seamstress Became an Enduring Symbol of American Patriotism

She's said to have created the first American flag, but the real story is more complicated.

WWI Veterans Came Together to Demand Their Bonuses in a 1932 March on Washington

The Bonus Army, abandoned by the government amidst the Great Depression, took matters into their own hands.

Boston and Beyond: Massachusetts in the Revolutionary War

We look to the colony's origins to understand its revolutionary mindset.

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