From America’s most famous folk heroes to beautiful photographs of John F. Kennedy, enjoy All That’s Interesting’s fascinating articles about American history!
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah: The 300-Pound Child Murderer And Suspected Cannibal
Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was accused of murdering a child. Soon, his neighbors remembered the strange meat he'd given them years before.
Aretha Franklin Offered To Post Angela Davis’ Bail In 1970 Because She Wanted “Freedom For Black People”
"I have the money; I got it from Black people — they've made me financially able to have it — and I want to use it in ways that will help our people."
The Story Of The Rat Pack, In 33 Captivating Photos
From their 1950s origins to their 1980s farewell, this is the story of the Rat Pack — onstage and off.
Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago
After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.
The Sad Story Of Schlitzie, The Sideshow “Pinhead” Made Famous By The Movie ‘Freaks’
Even as an adult, Schlitzie had the mental aptitude of a three- or four-year-old and could only speak in short sentences and phrases. And they turned him into a sideshow "freak."
How Frances Perkins, The First Woman Cabinet Member In U.S. History, Invented Modern Working Conditions
Although Frances Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in U.S. history and the principal architect of the New Deal, her story remains widely overlooked to this day.
44 Colorized Photos That Bring The Streets Of Century-Old New York City To Life
From the shanty town in Central Park to the crime-plagued slums of Lower Manhattan, these vivid images allow you to inhabit the streets of New York as they were a century ago.
Emmett Till’s Memorial Sign Defaced With Bullets Just 35 Days After Being Replaced
"Whether it was racially motivated or just pure ignorance, it's still unacceptable ... It's a stark reminder that racism exists."
27 Statue Of Liberty Facts That Bust The Myths And Reveal The True History
From its original color to its true name, these Statue of Liberty facts will leave even the history buffs surprised.
From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist
Jack Parsons helped invent rocket science itself, but his sordid extracurricular activities caused him to be all but written out of history.
Bacon’s Rebellion: The First Rebellion Against English Rule… In 1676
A century before the American Revolution, there was Bacon's Rebellion.