Jefferson Archaeology

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

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.

History of Washington DC

After the American colonies won their independence from Britain, the debate over where exactly to put the national capital set in motion a series of meetings and backdoor deals fit only for the seat of power.

Quebec American Revolution

The Continental Congress attempted to convince their ‘friends and fellow subjects’ in Quebec to join in on the fun of the American Revolution. And they pulled out all the stops to flatter their amis to the north.

Nova Scotia American Revolution

Nova Scotia in the American Revolution: yes, it did almost happen! Though the idea of the original 13 has become sacrosanct, 14 damn near rebelled.

Tar and Feathering American Revolution

Tar and feathering in the American Revolution was far more violent than it’s often made out. Could it be categorized as an act of terror?

American Empire

Since the beginning, the United States has been an empire. After the founding fathers called for an ‘Empire of Liberty,’ their children did their damndest to bring it to fruition.

Haitian soldiers in the American Revolution

You’ve probably heard how France fought on the colonists’ side in the American Revolution. But did you know there were Haitian soldiers in the American Revolution who fought alongside the rebelling colonists?