Tag: slavery

April 9, 1865: General Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox

February 1, 1861: Texas secedes from the United States

How the Kansas-Nebraska Act led to John Brown’s infamous raid on Harpers Ferry

January 1, 1788: Quakers in PA emancipate their slaves

So, Christopher Columbus isn’t as great as elementary school makes him out to be

Hidden Room Of Thomas Jefferson’s Mansion Solves 200 Year Old Mystery

There’s no doubt about it: the Civil War was about slavery

October 18, 1775: Phillis Wheatley is freed from slavery

Historians find more proof that early slave voyages were (unsurprisingly) brutal

The slave-turned-double agent that served in the American Revolution

The role of slaves in shaping American culinary traditions

A slave rebellion led to the Louisiana Purchase?

The man who really started the Civil War

The Confederate Constitution was basically plagiarized

This furious woman’s roars of resistance ended Canadian slavery

The first legally recognized slaveholder in American History was a black man

Rare 2,600-year-old agate seal and clay stamp found bearing Biblical names

Why public perception of George W. Bush’s presidency is shifting

US 04.16.19

Why the first woman to swim the English Channel deserves our respect

Ancient 04.14.19

Inside the lives of King Henry VIII’s wives and children

World 04.13.19

You’ll gasp at these hidden secrets built into medieval castles

US 04.12.19

The mystery of the “Hatbox Baby” is solved, decades later

General 04.11.19

Bruce Lee’s son has a life story more epic and twisted than any action film

Ancient 04.10.19

Ancient fast food: Archaeologists find 2,000-year-old “snack shack” in Pompeii

How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte compared to average height?

One Civil War scuffle involved stolen hats

The little-known reason Bruce Lee was rejected by the military

Why did the French hate Queen Catherine de Medici?

General 04.09.19

The incredible, disturbing true story of Nicholas Barclay and his masterful imposter

US 04.08.19

Revolutionary War hero Private Deborah Samson disguised herself to fight

These cities have had unbelievable transformations


Vintage photos that will bring you back to the Summer of Love

General 04.07.19

These three famous artists transformed the artworld in monumental ways

US 04.06.19

April 6, 1917: U.S. officially enters WWI by declaring war on Germany

World 04.05.19

15 iconic moments in music history

US 04.03.19

April 3, 1948: U.S. President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe

Little-known facts about Queen Victoria

Ancient 04.02.19

You Won’t Believe What These Historical Figures Actually Looked Like

Victorians just want to have fun

Ancient 04.01.19

These boots were made for walking: Medieval skeleton found with footwear unscathed

Forget ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and learn about these real famous pirates

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