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Every soldier fears dying in combat. But in the Civil War, being taken prisoner was nearly as life-threatening, with contagious illnesses spreading like wildfire in unsanitary prison camps. How many...
To those who haven’t lived – or aren’t living – through it, war often seems distant, geographically and notionally. We read of sieges, battles, destruction, death and understand how tragic...
One of the most difficult facts that the American military must face is that it has not won a major war since WWII. Korea is generally considered a draw. Vietnam was certainly a loss. The long-term...
The U.S. has fought wars ever since its founding – since before its founding, really, since it took a war for us to win our independence from Britain and establish the nation in the first place....
The Great Depression was a dark time in U.S. history, a worldwide economic downturn that began in 1929 and lasted a decade – the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by a country in...
Festivals – often based around music of various genres, but also sometimes focused on dance, film, theater, or other arts – date back to Ancient Greece, with the earliest ones specifically...
On Sept. 8, a devastating earthquake struck Morocco, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring over 5,000. Some mountain villages near the epicenter were almost completely destroyed and historic...
Violent crime, including homicide, increased sharply in the United States after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even more disturbing is the fact that fewer murders are being solved overall....
History’s most famous trials are more than just accounts of the sobering verdicts rendered on some of history’s most famous – and in some cases infamous – people. They give us insight into a...