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.

Purchase of Manhattan

The Dutch felt like they got a steal on the purchase of Manhattan. The Lenape they delt with, however, left that meeting with a very different impression.

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.

Atlantic World

A look into the history of the Atlantic World, and the way historians use the Atlantic World paradigm to reinvent the way we think about the past.

Hans Staden's True History

Hans Staden’s True History is a tale of how a German ended up in Portuguese Brazil on a Spanish ship and as a captive of the Tupí-Namba peoples. It’s quite the ride.

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.

Empires

Empires, from ancient to modern, have sought to justify their conquests, using buzzwords form ‘Christianity’ to ‘civilization’ to ‘democracy.’

English Empire

Before the English can to the Americas, they experimented with creating and managing an empire in Ireland.

Bengalese

Somehow a Bengalese man from South Central Asia ended up working with French Jesuits in colonial North America. Check out how it could have happened.