There have been many a bourdaloue throughout history, from a preacher, to a chamber pot, to a pastry. How in the world did that happen?

dutch slave trade

The Dutch slave trade lasted for centuries and displaced millions of people. Keep reading to learn how it happened, and why.

George Washington quotes Revolutionary War

George Washington had a lot of great quotes on the Revolutionary War. Let’s see what we can learn from them about the man and the legend.

William Mullins Mayflower

The story of William Mullins is more than just the story of the man who left the first will in British America. It’s about the impact we all can have on history.

Trade and Nation

Trade and Nation gives readers a fascinating look into how the field of economics developed and why.

State of one of the Corsairs of St. Malo

The Corsairs of Saint-Malo offers a fascinating read for anyone interesting in the history of the French Atlantic.

Goddess Columbia

Beginning in the colonial era, the goddess Columbia became a powerful symbol for the Americas and, later, the United States.

Jefferson Archaeology

Thomas Jefferson pioneered the field of archaeology and was fascinated by mastodons. Can you dig it?

Pequot War

The Pequot War is remembered as one of the first and most destructive colonial wars in early America – and, potentially, the first genocide. Sounds fun, right?!

Benjamin Franklin in France

When Benjamin Franklin reached France in 1776 to serve as the American diplomat during the American Revolution, the French rolled out the red carpet for the New Word’s most famous man.