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.

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.

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.

French Empire

The history of New France and the French empire was dominated by French missionaries, who acted as an arm of the French empire – though perhaps unknowingly.

Jesuits

Jesuits who never met and lived thousands of miles apart described Native American spiritual beliefs in the same way. Jesui-what?!