Beavers and Plumes: The History of the Trade and Conflicts Over Beaver Hats and Feathered Hats

Though the importance of hats is easy to overlook, it was deadly serious in more ways than one, impacting the beavers and birds used to make fashionable hats, the environment of...

Anarchy, The: The History and Legacy of the Civil War in England and Normandy during the 12th Century

Today, “The Anarchy” is used to describe the period in English history from the death of Henry I in 1135 to the Treaty of Winchester signed by King Stephen and his successor...

Denisovans, The: The History of the Extinct Archaic Humans Who Spread Across Asia during the Paleolithic Era

The study of paleoanthropology is the branch of anthropology that examines the development of humans and pre-humans, often called collectively hominins, through history. Although...

Scotch-Irish, The: The History and Legacy of the Ethnic Group in America

“Scotch-Irish” is an American term that became popular in the latter 1800s, referring to the largely Protestant immigrants to the United States originating in the northern...

Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Race Massacre: The Creation and Destruction of America’s Wealthiest African American Neighborhood

Overall, Tulsa in 1921 was considered a modern, vibrant city. What had fueled this remarkable growth was oil, specifically the discovery of the Glenn Pool oil field in 1905....

History for Kids: The History of Saber-Toothed Tigers and Woolly Mammoths

Imagine a feline with the spirit of a lion, the sneakiness of a puma, the terrifying walk of a black bear, and the strong arms of a gorilla. Sounds cool? Now add some huge...

Ranger Program, The: The History and Legacy of NASA’s Initial Attempts to Land a Spacecraft on the Moon

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed Congress and asked the nation to “commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the...

Saint Brigid of Kildare: The Life, Legends, and Legacy of One of Ireland’s Patron Saints

“It is a virtue and a prize to listen patiently to and put up with insults for the sake of God.” – Saint Brigid of KildareThe drumbeat of horses’ hooves and clatter of...

Muscovite-Lithuanian Wars, The: The History of the Russian Conflicts against the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The Mongols were pushed out of the region by the Poles and Lithuanians, who then occupied state territories in the 14th century. Poland seized areas in the west, known as Galicia,...

Great Schism, The: The History and Legacy of the Split Between the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches in 1054

For nearly a thousand years following its foundation, there was only one Christian Church. Centered in the city of Rome, the Church expanded and grew until it became the dominant...

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