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Boston And Militarism: The Fugitive Slave Hearings

Radley Balko | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

(This is part three in a series of posts on the Boston Marathon bombings, the government response, and Boston unique historical perspective on militar...

Reinvention: The Future Is All Around Us

Russell C. Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

If you're not reinventing yourself, your business, your point of view, your multi-platform communications, and your Internet persona -- you're behind history's curve.

The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even Nature

Eduardo Galeano | Posted 06.30.2013 | Books
Eduardo Galeano

The history of literature is an unceasing paradox. What is the most popular scene in the Bible? Adam and Eve biting the apple. It's not there. Plato never wrote his most famous line: "Only the dead have seen the end of war."

Robot Discovers 2,000-Year-Old Burial Chambers

Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Science

A small robot has uncovered three 2,000-year-old chambers under an ancient temple in Mexico, archaeologists from the National Anthropology and History...

American Girl: How Radical Can a $105 Doll Be?

Molly Rosner | Posted 06.26.2013 | Women
Molly Rosner

American Girls, as spunky and courageous as they might have been in the plots of their books, were hardly radical. Their characters often came from privilege and learned about the "other" -- Native American friend, child laborer -- through some sort of friendly contact.

Visualizing the Evolution of the Modern Credit Card [VIDEO]

VisualNews.com | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology
VisualNews.com

While technology has advanced since, considering close to a century has passed since the idea of a credit card materialized, it's particularly surprising to note how little has actually changed with credit card technology.

Celebrate National Park Week 2013

Neil Mulholland | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

In times like these, with shrinking budgets and diminishing resources, we need to stop and think -- what would this country be like without our national parks?

City on a Hill: An Expat Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.

Written in Blood: The Son by Philipp Meyer

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.25.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

The Son is a novel that is an epic in the truest sense of the word: massive in scope, replete with transformations in fortune and fate, and drenched in the blood of war.

Philanthropy as Field Builder

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Last week, I discussed role of philanthropy as risk-taker – taking on the hardest parts of the work so that the private and public sectors can c...

10 Free Things to Do in Cagliari, Sardinia (That Won't Suck)

Off Track Planet | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

From incredible beaches to flamingo-filled parks, Cagliari, the capital of Italy's feisty little island of Sardinia, is all about its history and shares its love for food, culture and music for free.

George W. Bush's Legacy: The Debate Restarts

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As George W. Bush reappears in the public eye preparing for Thursday's dedication of his presidential library, the debate on his presidential performance, and legacy, has also come to the forefront once more.

The Only Place in the Universe

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.

Time to Listen to Veterans Tell Their Truths

Leila Levinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Leila Levinson

We are 12 adults preparing for a play. We are veterans and family members of veterans. The audience will be civilians. Just as children learn through play, so is our play teaching us, transforming us.

Cherry Blossoms: History Behind the Bloom

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

It cannot be overstated that in Japan, the sakura is serious business. But why are the blossoms so significant? Here's hoping you get out and enjoy them this spring -- perhaps, even, with a little more history than before.

Another Reason To Drink Beer: It Saved Civilization -- and Could Do It Again

OnEarth | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jessica Camille Aguirre, OnEarth Without beer, human civilization wouldn't exist. Twelve thousand years ago, the transition of the human race from ...

Dropping the 'I' Word -- History, Humanity and Martians

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Andrew Lam

In early April the Associated Press announced that it would no longer use the word "illegal" when referring to undocumented immigrants. The decision h...

Rand Paul and the GOP World of Magical Thinking

Steven Conn | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Senator Rand Paul's Magical Thinking history lesson at Howard made plain just how much the GOP world view is a product of the way they see the past without really understanding it.

One Year Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Chris Rodda

One year ago today, on April 10, 2012, a new book hit the shelves -- David Barton's The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson.

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Dwight Brown | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

nd though you think you may know his story, you couldn't possibly fathom the horrors Jackie Robinson endured to pave the way for black athletes.

Professors for the 21st Century: Team-Teaching Toward the PhD at Stanford

Ruth Starkman | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Ruth Starkman

Stanford University's History Department has developed a collaborative teaching model for its faculty and graduate students that many other history departments across America may want to watch. We sat down with Professor Sheffer and her two advisees to talk about Stanford's new model.

Reclaiming Sacred Ground in Florida after Ponce de Leon

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

In spite of a sordid backstory, the city of St. Augustine pulled out all the stops to mark the "discovery" of Florida, beginning with a reenactment of the Spaniard's landing at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

Adam Grant's Give and Take and the Importance of Paragraph 39

Andrew Offenburger | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Andrew Offenburger

Spouses and families contribute to an individual's professional success, no doubt. But how should they be acknowledged?

Back For More

Posted 04.05.2013 | TV

History's "Vikings" has been renewed for a second season. In the midst of its successful debut season, History ordered 10 more episodes of the hist...

Sublime Heartbreak: River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.05.2013 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

There's a reason that each new fantasy novel by Guy Gavriel Kay is met with so much excitement by a core of devoted readers. These are books in which everything happens, yet the threads of story inexorably tangle us in something that goes much deeper.