dutch slave trade

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

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.

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.

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?!

History of Chocolate

Chocolate dates back thousands of years in Mesoamerica, though it didn’t arrive in Europe until the 1500s. But, once it did, the continent’s rich and famous became grade A chocoholics.

Little Ice Age

The story of the Little Ice Age is one of winters so cold that rivers froze, summers so arid crops failed, and people so desperate that history changed. Who ever said a centuries long climatological phenomenon couldn’t make for a compelling story?

Acadians in Louisiana

After being forced out of their Canadian homeland, over 2,000 Acadians immigrated to Louisiana after almost a decade of exile in American colonies, England, and France. They made their home down on the bayou.

Expulsion of the Acadians

The Expulsion of the Acadians is a tale of complex alliances, uneasy neutrality, and the awful power of the British Empire at its height.

Spanish Requirement of 1513

The Spanish Requirement of 1513 contained a twisted logic that enabled the slaughter of indigenous peoples across the Americas.