From the Salem witch trials to the Battle of the Alamo to the Kennedy assassination, American history is filled with iconic moments and stories that remain fascinating years later. Whether it’s tales of war, social upheaval, or seismic cultural shifts on the scale of Woodstock, the history of America is filled with episodes that rightly fill the pages of the history textbooks we read in high school.
At the same time, U.S. history holds a wealth of important stories about those who don’t always get their due in the history books. Be it the history of black Americans or the centuries-long struggles of the Native Americans, these stories paint a more complete picture of this country’s past than most people are taught.
But even for those history buffs who know American history inside and out, All That’s Interesting’s collection of stories and photos is sure to surprise with little-known tidbits and archival images that truly bring the past to life. Ever heard of the Great Molasses Flood that devastated Boston in 1919? How about the “Walk of Death” murders that constituted America’s first modern mass shooting decades before that term became commonplace?
Whether you know stories like these or you don’t, our comprehensive look back through U.S. history will tell you everything you never knew you needed to know about America’s rich and complicated past.