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The Conspiratorial Business Plot of 1933

This would-be coup aimed to overthrow FDR.

8 Immersive Biographical Fiction Books

Check out these takes on some of history’s most interesting figures.

8 Compelling New History Books

Check out these latest insights into the past.

The Surprising History Behind Daylight Savings Time

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

The Hollywood Blacklist Rocked the Entertainment Industry

This Cold War era initiative ostensibly targeted communists.

Tension Over Desegregation Reached Its Peak During the Ole Miss Riot

President John F. Kennedy and the state of Mississippi were locked in a fierce battle over civil rights.

A Strange and Sticky Tragedy: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Over a century ago, a Boston neighborhood was struck by a most unusual disaster.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Let's delve into the meaning behind this month-long observance.

9 Books About Benjamin Franklin, “The First American”

Read up on the man who defined the American ethos.

The Chimp That Was Launched Into Space

Ham the Astrochimp, as he came to be called, paved the way for human spaceflight.

The Importance of FDR’s Fireside Chats

These evening radio addresses revolutionized the relationship between the president and the American people.

8 Books About the Turn of the 20th Century

Explore an era of great development and change.

This Female Coder Wrote the Apollo Project by Hand

Margaret Hamilton oversaw MIT's groundbreaking Software Engineering Division.

10 Books About Powerful Families

Their rise, their fall, and every scandalous detail in between. 

The Best Biographies of 2021

From first ladies to rock stars, these were the year's best releases.

The 8 Best Drunk History Episodes

A funny, irreverent series you won't regret binging.

9 Essential Facts About the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Read up on the surprise military strike that catapulted America into WWII.