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Modern History Stories

So much has happened in the past decade alone, but what got us here? Humanity has evolved in so many ways in the modern era. From the Industrial Revolution to the invention of the iPhone, from the Space Race to SpaceX, from last century's influenza pandemic to Covid-19, there’s a lot to cover. These stories attempt to recount how we’ve gotten to where we are and the rapid change that took place within the last few centuries.

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The Conspiratorial Business Plot of 1933

This would-be coup aimed to overthrow FDR.

A Research Team Has Found the Endurance Shipwreck

106 years after it sank in the Antarctic, the historic ship has been located.

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 Hollywood Blacklist Rocked the Entertainment Industry

This Cold War era initiative ostensibly targeted communists.

4 Books to Help You Understand the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Go deeper into the historical and political reasons for Russia's invasion.

10 Enlightening Books About Leadership

Lessons from the greatest minds in history.

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.

Behind the Crown: 15 First-Class Books About Royalty

Mad for the monarchy? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the great royals of the past.

11 Binge-Worthy Podcasts About Fraud

You will not believe the fraudacity of some people.

6 Moments in Sports History That Went Beyond the Game

Unforgettable instances in which sports changed the world.

10 Books About Powerful Families

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

9 Books to Read for Native American Heritage Month

These personal stories shed light on the modern Native American experience.

A Soldier’s Story: 20 War Books Told by Those Who Were There

We’re honoring America’s heroes with books that reveal what it's like to be in war.

Alaska Day and the History Behind the 49th State

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

Explore China's Rich History with These Books

Nine books illuminate China's rich history from its ancient roots to the modern People's Republic of China.