How Genealogy Reveals Family Secrets

Genealogist Crista Cowan helps us understand how shaking a family tree can help us find felon uncles, illegitimate nephews, and famous third cousins

 

 

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Washington: America's 9th President

Washington wasn’t America’s first president. He was the ninth. How? The ad hoc nature of the U.S. government before the signing of the Constitution in 1789.

 

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The History of U.S. Birthright Citizenship

Anyone born on American soil gets automatic citizenship. This isn’t the case in most the world, and it has to do with New World definitions of belonging.

 

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Pearl Harbor: The Ultimate Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Dec. 7, 1941 attacks. includes a detailed timeline, analysis of Japanese military strategy, and overview of America’s reaction

 

 

 

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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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World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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