The Ladykiller Who Killed Lincoln

The Kennedys of the mid-20th century had unimaginable political power and could get away with any scandal. Except for Ted Kennedys’ Chappaquiddick.

 

John Wilkes Booth has been despised as a traitor, but in the 1860s he was a famed actor whom women pawed for autographs and tore at his clothes for souvenirs.

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How Grant Won and Lee Lost

Robert E. Lee has been mythologized as a military genius only defeated by vast Northern resources. But Grant won for reasons far more than brute force.

 

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Chappaquiddick and the Cover-Up

The Kennedys of the mid-20th century had unimaginable political power and could get away with any scandal. Except for Ted Kennedys’ Chappaquiddick.

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Influencing U.S. Elections

The 2016 U.S. presidential election was not the first time a foreign government has attempted to meddle. The time-honored practice goes back to 1700s.

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

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