How Gabriel Prosser Planned What Would Have Been The Largest Slave Rebellion In American History
In 1800, Gabriel Prosser recruited 2,000 people for Gabriel's Rebellion in Virginia, which was set to be the first large-scale slave revolt after the American Revolution.
How The Ashanti Empire Became One Of The Most Powerful Kingdoms In Pre-Colonial Africa
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Ashanti Empire ruled over much of modern-day Ghana — and tirelessly fought back against British colonization.
How Bushidō Went From An Ancient Samurai Code To A Modern Set Of Japanese Virtues
For centuries, Japanese samurai adhered to bushidō, a strict code of honor that emphasized loyalty and honor to country and family. And it still influences Japanese culture today.
Inside Operation Gladio, The CIA’s Secret Fight Against Communism In Cold War Europe
During Operation Gladio, the CIA was so desperate to thwart the spread of communism that it partnered with everyone from right-wing terrorists to the Vatican to the Mafia.
The Untold Story Of Wild West Gunfighter ‘Texas Jack’ Vermillion
Born John Wilson Vermillion, “Texas Jack” rode with Wyatt Earp on the legendary lawman's Vendetta Ride of 1882 — and became one of the most fearsome gunfighters of the Old West.
The Tragic Story Of Roméo Dallaire, The Man Who Tried To Stop The Rwandan Genocide
General Roméo Dallaire's peacekeeping mission in Rwanda ultimately failed when the United Nations ignored his warnings about the coming genocide in early 1994.
The Sad And Short Life Of Tad Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s Youngest Son
Growing up in the White House, Tad Lincoln was a "notorious hellion," a wide-eyed observer of the catastrophe of the Civil War, and the apple of his father's eye.
How The Dastardly Russian-Born Spy Sidney Reilly Inspired James Bond
Adventurer and spy Sidney George Reilly did daring espionage work for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, earning him the moniker "Ace of Spies" — until Stalin put an end to him.
Meet The Jewish Parachutists Who Landed Behind Enemy Lines To Help Fight The Nazis
From 1943 until the end of the war, these brave men and women risked everything to sneak into German-held territory and aid the resistance.
The Tragic Story Of Princess Ka’iulani, The Last Royal Of The Kingdom Of Hawaii
Before dying at just 23, Princess Victoria Ka’iulani was the last heir to the Hawaiian crown — and one of its last hopes in keeping the monarchy alive in the face of American imperialism.
The Outrageous Story Of Imperial Japan’s Plot To Import Jewish Refugees Based On An Anti-Semitic Hoax
In the 1930s, Japan launched the so-called “Fugu Plan” to draw in tens of thousands of Jewish refugees in order to bolster the country’s economic prosperity.