History | smithsonianmag.comhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/history/RSS feed for HistoryenMon, 27 Sep 2021 11:48:13 +0000Viking Map of North America Identified as 20th-Century Forgeryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/medieval-map-of-north-america-identified-as-20th-century-forgery-180978751/New technical analysis dates Yale's Vinland Map to the 1920s or later, not the 1440s as previously suggestedMon, 27 Sep 2021 11:48:13 +0000This Civil War–Era Eagle Sculpture Was Made Out of Abraham Lincoln's Hairhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/this-civil-warera-eagle-sculpture-was-made-out-of-abraham-lincolns-hair-180978740/The unusual artifact also contains tresses from First Lady Mary Lincoln, members of the president's cabinet and senatorsThu, 23 Sep 2021 12:30:00 +0000'Band of Brothers' Stars Reflect on the Epic Miniseries' Evolving Legacyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/band-of-brothers-20th-anniversary-easy-company-180978728/HBO's beloved World War II drama premiered 20 years ago this monthWed, 22 Sep 2021 15:19:20 +0000The Polynesian 'Prince' Who Took 18th-Century England by Stormhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/polynesian-prince-who-took-18th-century-england-storm-180978618/A new nonfiction release revisits the life of Mai, the first Pacific Islander to visit BritainMon, 13 Sep 2021 16:30:00 +0000When George Washington Took a Road Trip to Unify the U.S.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-washington-road-trip-nathaniel-philbrick-180978668/Nathaniel Philbrick’s new book follows the first president on his 1789 journey across AmericaFri, 10 Sep 2021 19:40:44 +0000On 9/11, a Flotilla of Ferries, Yachts and Tugboats Evacuated 500,000 People Away From Ground Zerohttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/911-flotilla-boats-evacuated-500000-new-yorkers-safety-180978614/Amidst the terror and tragedy of the day came these everyday heroes who answered the call when the city needed them mostThu, 09 Sep 2021 18:09:59 +0000A Lesser-Known Photo of an Iconic 9/11 Moment Brings Shades of Gray to the Day's Memoryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/raising-flag-ground-zero-second-look-180978592/On the 20th anniversary of the attacks, photographers who immortalized the famous scene reflect on what their images capture and what remains out of frameWed, 08 Sep 2021 11:00:00 +0000After Victory in World War II, Black Veterans Continued the Fight for Freedom at Homehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/summer-1946-saw-black-wwii-vets-fight-freedom-home-180978538/These men, who had sacrificed so much for the country, faced racist attacks in 1946 as they laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement to comeMon, 30 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000What Made the Battle of Blair Mountain the Largest Labor Uprising in American Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/battle-blair-mountain-largest-labor-uprising-american-history-180978520/Its legacy lives on today in the struggles faced by modern miners seeking workers' rightsWed, 25 Aug 2021 18:19:42 +0000This Map Details Florida's Disappearing Native American Landscapehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/map-details-florida-disappearing-landscape-180978364/A 19th-century reporter’s invaluable guide offers a look at the earliest residents of the area surrounding the Tampa BayThu, 19 Aug 2021 17:30:13 +0000Twenty Years Later, First Responders and Families Remember the People They Lost on 9/11https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/personal-remembrances-loss-struggle-resilience-september11-180978361/These portraits of resilience recall the day when loved ones, friends and colleagues perished in the terrorist attacksThu, 19 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000Why British Archaeologists Are Battling With the Turkish Government Over Seedshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/seeds-conflict-british-archaeologists-battling-turkish-government-seeds-180978357/The ancient plants at the heart of the conflict are essential to science—and might hold clues to new superfoodsTue, 17 Aug 2021 11:00:00 +0000What an Englishwoman's Letters Reveal About Life in Britain During the American Revolutionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-english-abigail-adams-letters-reveal-about-life-britains-home-front-during-american-revolution-180978427/A new book highlights the writings of Jane Strachey, a middle-class woman whose husband worked for the famed Howe familyMon, 16 Aug 2021 11:30:00 +0000One Hundred Years Ago, Northern Ireland's 'Unholy War' Resulted in a Deadly Summerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-belfasts-bloody-sunday-and-northern-irelands-unholy-war-180978184/In July 1921, an outburst of sectarian violence in Belfast claimed 16 lives on the eve of a truce between Great Britain and IrelandWed, 04 Aug 2021 10:30:00 +0000'The Green Knight' Adopts a Medieval Approach to 'Modern' Problemshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/green-knight-dev-patel-medieval-literature-180978340/A new film starring Dev Patel as Gawain feels more like a psychological thriller than a period dramaTue, 03 Aug 2021 14:22:50 +0000