Faced with an extortionate rise in the price of kosher meat, Jewish women in New York’s Lower East Side employed protest tactics borrowed from the radical political movements that prospered in their neighbourhood.
Columbus kept a daily journal recording his encounters with the indigenous peoples of the New World. But what did they think of him?
The Alaska Purchase was signed on March 30th, 1867.
In the absence of a European democratic model, the Founding Fathers turned to the apparently perfect state of the Iroquois Five Nations as a template for a federal United States, combining the best of both worlds, writes C.K. Ballatore.
February 19th, 1942
The dead, white, male canon has not merely stifled African-American history so much as smothered it. One author has spent her career grappling with the problem of America’s whitewashed past, writes Alexander Lee.
When Joe Biden said ‘God save the Queen’, was he heralding the end of the republic?
The frontiersman and showman died on January 10, 1917.
Kate Wiles on a 'map to the stars', designed to promote a Los Angeles neighbourhood to Hollywood's new celebrities.
The choice of the dollar as the international reserve currency was controversial but practical.