History

The National Women's History Museum Apparently Doesn't Much Care for Women's Historians
April 06, 2014

No actual historians are on staff—and that's led to some serious inaccuracies.

The Evolution of the Death Penalty in One Map
March 23, 2014

Watch the death penalty evolve from 1887 until present day. 

How the Horrors of Crimea Shaped Tolstoy
How a war made the great Russian novelist
March 23, 2014

The great Russian novelist was no war tourist.

'Youth Bias' Makes Us Think the Most Important Events Happen When We're Young
March 10, 2014

A new study shows that our sense of what's important skews toward youth. 

The Historical Analogy That Should Have Ukraine's Revolutionaries Very Worried
February 27, 2014

What the French Revolution can tell us about events in Crimea. 

Sochi Is Haunted by the Ghosts of a Forgotten Genocide
The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing
February 06, 2014

The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing.

What Really Happened at the Battle of Waterloo
January 31, 2014

How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.

Will the Next World War Start in the Middle East?
January 25, 2014

Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.

What Can 1914 Tell Us About 2014?
The disturbing parallels between pre-WWI and today
January 25, 2014

Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God—looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.

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