Americans disparaged the British as arsonists. But the rebels fought with fire too.
History professionals can offer crucial insights on the great issues of the day. But best beware these stock phrases.
A 1933 novel tracks the Nazis’ rise to power in real time.
The abolitionists have long been portrayed as heroes. A new book views them, and their family, in a different light.
These images reveal our nation’s most persistent tensions.
Ken Burns’s docuseries The U.S. and the Holocaust confronts a topic that many Americans of every political stripe prefer to avoid: responsibility.
Our day-to-day doesn’t follow an obvious plot. The arc of the past is visible only in hindsight.
The Roman philosopher Seneca’s essay “On a Happy Life” is full of lessons that are as pertinent today as they were two millennia ago.
Baldwin Lee’s rediscovered photographs are marked by moral clarity and rare intimacy.
Some of the events and sights from around the world a century ago: the construction of the Lincoln Memorial, a famine in Russia, and Benito Mussolini's takeover of the Italian government
A selection of images of intriguing structures, some long gone, others still around but changed over the years
Images of the development, training, and deployment of the first vehicle driven by humans on the surface of another world
What, exactly, does history lose when an archive-worthy text is destroyed?
Model makers Tony Lai and Maggie Chan have been working to preserve the Hong Kong of their childhood in miniature form.
A collection of some of the sights and events taking place in and around Boston from 1970 to 1979
Residents are marking the passage of a decade since a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern shore—the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have hit the country.
A look at some of the events and sights from around the world a century ago
Images from the life of an iconic woman, and from the memorials in recent days
Images from the long and storied life of a U.S. representative and civil-rights icon
A collection of images from a century ago of people doing their best to keep others and themselves safe, during a global health crisis