History

Jewish History is Not Just About the Holocaust. Finally, a Museum Gets That.
"The last thing Poland needs is a Holocaust museum. … The whole country is a Holocaust museum.”
October 28, 2014

Finally, a museum gets that.

Let's Bring Back Mourning Clothes
October 26, 2014

It would give the world an outward sign of our inner grief.

A Soldier Explains What It Was Like In the World War I Trenches
October 22, 2014

"The trenches only came up to your knees, and no protection at all; and then there was no food."

Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together. Here's What Happened.
October 17, 2014

“I come as a poet to call upon a poet,” Wilde said, when Whitman opened his door. 

This Riveting 1830s Temperance Map Warned Against the Dangers of “Beer Lake”
October 16, 2014

Careful you don't get sucked into Relapse Bay! 

The Suit Is the Greatest British Invention
October 10, 2014

"Nothing else that comes from this pathetically stunted island has had anything like the universal acceptance, reach, or influence of the suit."

An Awesome History of Food as a Weapon, in Cartoons
September 29, 2014

Eve gave Adam the apple and it was all downhill from there.

What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?
Studying history with hypotheticals
September 20, 2014

Studying history with hypotheticals.

The Strange Case of An 18th-Century Sex Change Surgery
A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation
September 17, 2014

A chance discovery leads to one of the earliest known instances of the operation.

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