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The Captivating Imagery Of America's Oldest Secret Societies

Real treasure hunters show where secret history and folk art intersect.<p>"The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king," FBI special agent Sadusky proclaims in the film "National Treasure." "That's why they went to such lengths to …

Event: The Nasty Politics of Early America

Yale history professor Joanne B. Freeman, a specialist in the politics and political culture of the revolutionary and early national periods, will …

War

American Civil War soldiers' graves identified in Queensland

Born and raised in Florida, Mr Gray had ancestors who fought for the Confederate army in the Civil War, but he was surprised when he moved to …

War

Mapping Confederate Irish Veterans in 20th Century Alabama

<b>This project represents one of the most extensive resources yet made available on the site. Having examined in excess of 11,000 entries for</b> …

Guns killed more Americans in the past 50 years than every US war ever - Vox

Since the Vietnam War, about 67,000 Americans have died in combat.<p>In that same time frame, about 1.5 million have died in the US after being shot by a gun.<p>Gun deaths in this country are just as common as car crashes. Guns kill more people than AIDS, war, illegal drug overdoses, and terrorism …

Guns

Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963 | Los Angeles Public Library

The Central Library is one of only 50 sites across the United States to host this notable traveling exhibition that explores through images the …

Black History

The Battle of Gettysburg Video - Civil War

Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present.<p>Please enter a valid email address<p>By submitting your information, you agree to …

10 Popular Alternate History Scenarios That Are Implausible

Considering counterfactuals is an interesting and compelling way to think about history, but some of the most popular scenarios are more evocative …

World History

Analysing 19th Century Emigration, A Case Study: Dissecting One Irishman's Letter Home

<b>As regular readers are aware, I have long been an advocate of the need to study the thousands of Irish-American letters contained within the Civil</b> …

Genealogy

We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity<p>The United States has just concluded a five-year observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. As in the past, most new books about the period have focused principally on matters …

8 facts you should know on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Jan. 1, 2016, marks the 153th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, which led to the freedom of the 3 million black …

Black History

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The Invasion of America

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Geography of the Post

About the Map<p>The U.S. postal system was the nation's largest communications network in the nineteenth century. By the close of the century the U.S. …

Data Visualization

Spatial History Project

The Rise in the American Railway Union, 1893-1894<p>Union Pacific Shipping from Nebraska: Forwarded/Received<p>Exports from Colorado by Station in …

Stanford University

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (1852-1922) gave America a taste of the West with woodcuts depicting railroads. In the foreground of this image …

North America

'Slavery, At Last, Is At An End': Reporting on the Ratification of the 13th Amendment in Ireland

<b>150 years ago today the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery was ratified– it’s adoption was proclaimed on 18th</b> …

Abolition