A privateer was essentially a legal pirate. But there’s more to the story of privateer vs pirate vs buccaneers!
While some of the romantic notions we have about piracy in the Caribbean are true, the actual history of pirates is so much more fascinating.
The Great Fear was a fascinating period of the French Revolution when everyone in France shared a delusion that mobs were coming for them.
There were many causes of the Haitian Revolution, and they looked different based on peoples’ circumstances and, well, skin color.
The Dutch slave trade lasted for centuries and displaced millions of people. Keep reading to learn how it happened, and why.
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.
Beginning in the colonial era, the goddess Columbia became a powerful symbol for the Americas and, later, the United States.
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?!
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.
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?