Down The Hippie Trail – The 1970s Counterculture Journey Through The Middle East
How the search for enlightenment — and lots of drugs — sent scores of young seekers through Europe and Asia along the hippie trail.
When Exploding A-Bombs Were The Greatest Show In Las Vegas
Throughout the 1950s, atomic detonations brought countless tourists to Sin City — and helped make it what it is today.
The Nazis Killed Her Husband, So She Got A Tank – And Her Revenge
Mariya Oktyabrskaya's husband was killed by the Nazis, so she became a tank driver in the Red Army.
These Chinese Men Survived The Titanic — And Were Written Out Of History
"Six Chinese guys made it off the Titanic alive and 24 hours later were written out of the story."
How Nando Parrado And Roberto Canessa Brought Recent History’s Most Infamous Cannibal Incident To An End
Roberto Canessa and Nando Parrado were members of the ill-fated Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, whose survivors had to resort to cannibalism.
Elizabeth Magie: The Inventor Of Monopoly Who Tried To Teach Us Progressive Economic Ideas
Inventor of Monopoly Elizabeth Magie designed the game to reveal the dangers of land-grabbing, but we all learned the wrong lesson from it.
This Writer Argued To Keep The South Full Of Black Slaves — And White Ones Too
George Fitzhugh was a slave-owner and sociologist who had some oddly egalitarian defenses of chattel slavery.
The Forgotten Bear River Massacre May Be The Deadliest Native American Slaughter Ever
When the Bear River Massacre ended in Preston, Idaho on Jan. 29, 1863, hundreds lay dead — hundreds largely forgotten today.
Elizabeth Van Lew – The Unlikely Woman Who Started A Union Spy Ring
How Elizabeth Van Lew, a woman born to wealthy Virginia slaveholders, became one of the Union's most important spies.
This Black World War I Hero Died In Obscurity — Then Got His Due 86 Years Later
A soldier in the famed Harlem Hellfighters regiment during World War I, Henry Johnson's incredible act of bravery earned him France's highest military honor. His own country, however, took much longer to do the same.
NYC Buried Thousands Of Black People Here And Forgot About It – Until It Was Rediscovered
In 1991, excavators discovered a burial ground in lower Manhattan. Today, it's the African Burial Ground National Monument.