In the 21st century Lithuania is a model for former Eastern Bloc countries, boasting a strong economy, high incomes, and good governance, but it’s been…
America’s experiment with the prohibition of alcohol lasted from 1920-1932. If it proved anything, it was that criminalization could not bring an end t…
One of the deadliest epidemics in American history occurred in 1878 in the Mississippi River Valley. Spreading by riverboat upstream from New Orleans, …
“Our Boys Need Sox - Knit Your Bit!” During World War I the American Red Cross, along with the British Red Cross and similar groups around the world, e…
Much of upstate New York is still rural, but the majority of cities and towns there have one thing in common: they are located within 25 miles of the E…
240 years ago, on 30 August 1781, a surprise attack against the British just west of Charleston, South Carolina changed the course of the American Revo…
Poland has always been a multiethnic, multicultural nation-state, and the lives and identities of Polish-Americans reflect that. Polish immigrants were…
Washington State became a United States territory in 1853 and was admitted as a state in 1889. During those decades the Pacfic Northwest endured strugg…
It was no accident that so many American folk heroes came to prominence in the years following the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865). After four years of grue…
On 2 August Americans will probably not celebrate any patriotic holiday in particular, even though it will be the 245th anniversary of the signing of t…
1931 was a difficult year for the United States. Two years after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the country was experiencing a crushing economic depres…
The recent coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how vulnerable we all are to germs and disease, despite the huge advances in medicine in the past hund…