USA

Fake Views

The 19th-century craze for spiritualism ‘resurrected’ the dead through manipulated photography, a practice that boomed with the trauma caused by war – though it was not without its sceptics.

Crime in the City of Brotherly Love

At its founding, Pennsylvania had one of the most tolerant criminal law systems in the world, but by the middle of the 18th century its capital Philadelphia was a ‘hell of the officials and preachers’.

Y Byd Newydd

From Ohio’s farmlands to Pennsylvania’s coalfields: how Welsh is America?

Lynching the British

The actions of lynch mobs during the late 19th century damaged the United States’ relationship with Britain and threatened its self-appointed role as the world’s moral guardian.

Policing Abortion

Recent restrictions on the right to abortion in the United States imitate policies enacted 150 years ago.

Camp America

America’s longstanding passion for the great outdoors.

Urban Encounters

Defending their homelands, Native American chiefs fought violently with European colonists. But when conducting diplomacy in the city, they drank tea, went to the theatre and dressed for the occasion.