What exactly Benjamin Franklin thought of religion has become a topic of hot debate since his death in 1790. Known largely for his scientific and diplomatic exploits, Franklin was nonetheless a man of his time. Religion played a much bigger part in eighteenth-century society and, save for few philosophers like Thomas Jefferson, served as the…
There were many causes of the Haitian Revolution, and they looked different based on peoples’ circumstances and, well, skin color.
Whether you call them patriots or vigilantes, the Green Mountain Boys played an interesting role in the early history of America and Vermont.
American Revolution political cartoons gives us some fascinating insight into how people perceived the war. Let’s examine a few of them!
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?
The Dutch slave trade lasted for centuries and displaced millions of people. Keep reading to learn how it happened, and why.
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.
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.
Thomas Jefferson pioneered the field of archaeology and was fascinated by mastodons. Can you dig it?