La Leyenda Negra
Why do so many Americans view a European settlement in the modern United States as beginning in New England when it really began with the Spanish in the South and Southwest?
We Are Shadows
It was a church, a synagogue, and a mosque. Join us as we look at this unique building and the changing neighborhood in which it was situated (Part I).
A Synagogue Becomes a Mosque
Discover the British subjects who transformed a nineteenth-century London synagogue into a twentieth-century mosque (Part III).
Short on Curiosity
Explore the very strange story of a "promising young man" who was reluctant to explore America.
"Exponents of a Higher Civilization"
Find out why the Chinese government sent young boys to the United States and why they then demanded they return early.
Back of Beyond
In 1930, the residents of this small island archipelago packed up their belongings, shut the doors of their homes, and left their homes for forever.
Ice Cream and Immigrants
Immigrants sold and shaped this delectable treat, yet even as Americans screamed for more they often complained about the immigrants who sold it.
Explore history from two perspectives and discover both the European and Inuit reactions to Martin Frobisher's expeditions to Baffin Island.
The Cost of Freedom
What happened to the African Americans who were offered a choice between slavery and emigration to Liberia? Alex Lovett uncovers their stories.
The Rich History of Zanzibar
Leave the beaches behind. Step off the beaten path and examine the rich complexities that contributed to the mix of European, African and Asian cultures in Zanzibar.
Romancing the Scot
How did a failed uprising cause Britons and others to romanticize the Scots and their culture?
Zambian Independence and Cultural Battles
Why did everyone woo Zambia during the Cold War? Jessica Achberger sheds light on a little-known history.
Transplanting Puerto Rico
A landmark building from the nineteenth century is transformed to serve a new and different community in the twentieth century.
The Dower Behind the Throne
Culturally, she was very much an American but she was determined to do anything and everything she could to become the queen of Greece.
The Legacy of White Settlement: Victoria Falls
Jessica Achberger explores southern Africa by looking at the defining influence of the colonial period: white settlement.
From Here to Timbuktu
It's a fantastical place, even more amazing than you imagine but this incredible World Heritage Site faces a serious threat.
The St. Louis and the Refugee Crisis
in the Late 1930s
Join Diane Afoumado as she explains the difficulties faced by the passengers of one luxury ship in 1939.
A Church Becomes a Synagogue
It was the home of "The London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews." But then it became a synagogue. Join us as we explore this unique building and its neighborhood (Part II).
The Things They Left Behind
Nicolaas Barr Clingan takes you inside to explore a small hotel in Seattle that witnessed one of the darkest moments in American history.
The City of Salonica: A True Crossroad
It was home to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. How deserved was its reputation for tolerance?
Africans in Renaissance Europe
Discover why an art dealer painted over this depiction of a young girl who lived in Renaissance Italy.
Belgian Colonial Educational Policy
Jessica Achberger explores the difficulties faced by the newly independent Congo in the 1960's and the roots of Belgium's colonial education policy.
Stephanie McKinney travels to Rwanda to discover how tour operators there are coming to terms with the nation's difficult and troubled past.
Michelle Thompson takes you deep into the heart of the small island nation of Jamaica to uncover the history of Maroons.
Vietnam in Vietnam
We know how Americans view the war in Vietnam. Jessica Achberger travels to Vietnam to explore this war from a Vietnamese perspective.
For a Piece of Mica
Why would someone who was being deported take something of little or no use?
Robert Ehrenreich and Jane Klinger of the U.S. Holocaust Museum explore one of the more unusual objects at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The History of a Lake
Sarah R. Hamilton explains how humans have shaped and re-shaped a Spanish lake over hundreds of years.
Making Matzo for the Masses
We uncover the connections between Jewish cooking and assimilation in Victorian Britain.
One Town, Two Empires
From the Byzantine to the Ottoman Empire, this small town has changed hands many times as its unique architecture attests.
The Legacy of Slavery: Cape Coast Castle
Walk through the terrifying Door of No Return in the Cape Coast Castle with Jessica Achberger.
As American as Chop Suey
Just how Chinese is that Chinese food you grew up eating?