History | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/history/RSS feed for HistoryenTue, 19 Jun 2018 14:34:34 +0000The Unheralded Pioneers of 19th-Century America Were Free African-American Families https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unheralded-pioneers-19th-century-america-were-free-african-american-families-180969400/In her new book, 'The Bone and Sinew of the Land', historian Anna-Lisa Cox explores the mostly ignored story of the free black people who first moved WestTue, 19 Jun 2018 14:34:34 +0000How Daguerreotype Photography Reflected a Changing Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-daguerreotype-photography-reflected-changing-america-180969389/The National Portrait Gallery brings the eerie power of a historic medium into focusMon, 18 Jun 2018 19:13:51 +0000Why a Fire Broke Out at William the Conqueror's Coronationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-a-fire-broke/William the Conqueror's coronation was marred by a bizarre incident. The guards outside the cathedral mistook the cheers for a riotMon, 18 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000When America's Most Prominent Socialist Was Jailed for Speaking Out Against World War Ihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fiery-socialist-challenged-nations-role-wwi-180969386/After winning 6 percent of the vote in the 1912 presidential election, Eugene Debs ran afoul of the nation's new anti-sedition lawsFri, 15 Jun 2018 18:08:36 +0000For 50 Years, José Feliciano's Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pridehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/for-50-years-jose-felicianos-soulful-take-national-anthem-given-pride-immigrant-pride-180969380/The acclaimed musician offers a moving welcome to the newest U.S. citizens and donates his guitarFri, 15 Jun 2018 15:30:28 +0000Why Are There Laws That Restrict What People Can Wear to the Polls?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-are-there-laws-restrict-what-people-can-wear-polls-180969381/A new Supreme Court ruling changes the course of a century-long debate over speech and conduct when voting Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:31:24 +0000Putting Enslaved Families' Stories Back in the Monticello Narrativehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/putting-enslaved-families-stories-back-monticello-narrative-180969372/An oral history project deepens our understanding of U.S. history by sharing accounts of the community owned by Thomas JeffersonThu, 14 Jun 2018 16:41:15 +0000What if Napoleon Hadn't Lost Europe and Other Questions of Alternate Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-if-napoleon-lost-europe-and-other-questions-alternate-history-180969326/How the 200-year-old literary genre reflects changing notions of history and societyWed, 13 Jun 2018 13:31:11 +0000The Iroquois Theater Disaster Killed Hundreds and Changed Fire Safety Foreverhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-theater-blaze-killed-hundreds-forever-changed-way-we-approach-fire-safety-180969315/The deadly conflagration ushered in a series of reforms that are still visible todayTue, 12 Jun 2018 16:05:32 +0000The Bitter Aftertaste of Prohibition in American Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/bitter-aftertaste-prohibition-american-history-180969266/Anti-immigration sentiment flavored that cocktail ban, historians sayFri, 08 Jun 2018 15:44:46 +0000Woodrow Wilson's Papers Go Digital, Leaving Microfiche Behindhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/woodrow-wilsons-papers-go-digital-leaving-microfiche-behind-180969283/This increased accessibility of Wilson’s papers coincides with a new wave of interest in the 28th presidentFri, 08 Jun 2018 15:19:58 +0000The History of Black Catholics in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-black-catholics-in-america-180969271/The Black Catholic Movement reinvigorated the church, with liturgical innovation, new preaching styles and activist scholarshipThu, 07 Jun 2018 14:50:35 +0000Oprah's Undeniable Influence on American History Recognized in New Smithsonian Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/oprahs-undeniable-influence-american-history-recognized-new-smithsonian-exhibition-180969267/The National Museum of African American History and Culture follows Winfrey's life, from her roots in rural Mississippi to her success as a cultural phenomThu, 07 Jun 2018 13:21:47 +0000How Bad Weather Delayed the Norman Invasion of Englandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-bad-weather-delayed-the-norman-invasion/It's 1066 and William of Normandy and his massive army of 14,000 men are preparing to cross the English Channel and invade EnglandThu, 07 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Violent 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridgehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-violent-1066-battle-of-stamford-bridge/The 1066 battle of Stamford Bridge was said to be so violent that a giant mountain of bones remained a half century laterWed, 06 Jun 2018 16:30:14 +0000The Mining Millionaire Americans Couldn’t Help But Lovehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/mining-millionaire-americans-couldnt-help-love-180969244/Unlike the other one-percenters of his age, John Mackay gained his countrymen’s admiration. But in an ironic twist, it means he’s little known todayWed, 06 Jun 2018 13:39:33 +0000On the Eve of his Death, Robert Kennedy Was a Whirlwind of Empathy and Internal Strifehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/on-eve-his-death-robert-kennedy-whirlwind-empathy-internal-strife-180969248/These unconventional portraits capture the man's evolution from straitlaced politician to champion of the poorWed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why Robert Kennedy Transformed From a Conservative Into a Liberal Champion of Civil Rightshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-robert-kennedy-transformed-from-conservative-into-liberal-champion-civil-rights-180969242/A professor of political history looks at how RFK, assassinated 50 years ago this week, was an improbable hero to the leftTue, 05 Jun 2018 15:05:17 +0000The Sweetheart of the American Expeditionary Forcehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/sweetheart-aef-180969241/During World War I, vaudeville star Elsie Janis travelled to France to bring good cheer to U.S. troopsTue, 05 Jun 2018 14:37:13 +0000Even Today, Willie Mays Remains a Giant in Baseball Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/event-today-willie-mays-remains-giant-baseball-history-180969229/Decades after he redefined the game, the 24-time All-Star continues to be revered by fans and historians alikeTue, 05 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Startling Alternative Theory of How Humans Arrived in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/the-startling-alternative-theory-of-how-huma/On an island off the east coast of Maryland, a stone spearpoint sticking out of a coastal cliff stuns archaeologistsMon, 04 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Native Civilizations Innovated to Conquer the Wilderness https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-native-civilizations-innovated-conquer-wilderness-180969197/A new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the AmericasFri, 01 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Terrifying Mammals That May Have Greeted Early Humans in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/terrifying-mammals-that-may-have-greeted-ear/Arriving in the Chesapeake Bay, the early American inhabitants' first order of business would have been to craft weapons to defend themselvesFri, 01 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Issue on the Table: Is "Hamilton" Good For History?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/issue-table-hamilton-good-history-180969192/In a new book, top historians discuss the musical’s educational value, historical accuracy and racial revisionismWed, 30 May 2018 14:27:36 +0000Songster Dom Flemons Brings Back the Melodies of the Black Cowboyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/songster-dom-flemons-carolina-chocolate-drops-brings-back-melodies-poems-black-cowboy-180969181/The Latest from Folkways, a Label Marking 70 Years, revives music traditions from the African-American ranch crews of the WestWed, 30 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000A Brief History of America's Appetite for Macaroni and Cheesehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/brief-history-americas-appetite-for-macaroni-cheese-180969185/Popularized by Thomas Jefferson, this versatile dish fulfills our nation's quest for the 'cheapest protein possible'Tue, 29 May 2018 14:37:57 +0000How Saddam and ISIS Killed Iraqi Sciencehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-saddam-and-isis-killed-iraqi-science-180969097/Within decades the country’s scientific infrastructure went from world-class to shambles. What happened?Tue, 29 May 2018 13:30:22 +0000How Edward the Confessor's Advisor Seized Powerhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-edward-the-confessors-advisor-seized-power/In 1066, the English king Edward the Confessor lay dying in his bed. Three powerful men had strong claims to succeed himMon, 28 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Mark Segal, LGBTQ Iconoclast, Activist and Disruptor, Donates Lifetime of Papers and Artifacts https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/mark-segal-lgbtq-iconoclast-activist-and-disruptor-donates-lifetime-papers-and-artifacts-180969176/Following the 1969 Stonewall Raid, Segal built a life around protest and the quest for equal rights for minority groups Fri, 25 May 2018 17:45:45 +0000Rarely Seen 19th-Century Silhouette of a Same-Sex Couple Living Together Goes On View https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/rarely-seen-19th-century-silhouette-same-sex-couple-living-together-goes-view-180969156/A new show, featuring the paper cutouts, reveals unheralded early Americans, as well as contemporary artists working with this old art formFri, 25 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Amelia Bloomer Didn’t Mean to Start a Fashion Revolution, But Her Name Became Synonymous With Trousershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/amelia-bloomer-didnt-mean-start-fashion-revolution-her-name-became-synonymous-trousers-180969164/In the 1850s, women’s rights activists briefly adopted a new style in an effort to liberate themselves from heavy dressesThu, 24 May 2018 14:33:16 +0000When Paper Clothing Was the Perfect Fithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-paper-clothing-was-perfect-fit-180969159/A war-weary world needed a new wardrobe, and this cheap, washable attire seemed to rise to the occasionThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000Why the Very First Treaty Between the United States and a Native People Still Resonates Todayhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/why-very-first-treaty-between-us-and-native-people-still-resonates-today-180969157/The Treaty With the Delawares, signed in 1778, has arrived at the National Museum of the American IndianThu, 24 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Lost Maidens of Berlinhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/lost-maidens-berlin-180969006/A decades-long quest for one of the most intriguing artworks looted by the Nazis leads to the courtyard of a posh hotel in the German countrysideWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Travel to Southern France for a Dazzling Taste of Ancient Romehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/southern-france-dazzling-taste-ancient-rome-180969004/A new museum in Nimes pays tribute to the grandeur of the EmpireWed, 23 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women's Baseball Players Took the Field https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/seventy-five-years-ago-womens-baseball-players-took-field-180969009/An Indiana slugger was one of the athletes who “hit the dirt in the skirt” and changed Americans’ view of womenTue, 22 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000The Defiant Oneshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/defiant-ones-school-desegregation-180969011/As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America’s schools half a century agoTue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000The Factory That Oreos Builthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/factory-oreos-built-180969121/A new owner for the New York City landmark offers a tasty opportunity to recap a crème-filled historyMon, 21 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Delivering the Mail Was Once One of the Riskiest Jobs in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/when-delivering-mail-was-one-riskiest-jobs-america-180969115/A new exhibition at the National Postal Museum honors the nation’s first airmail pilotsFri, 18 May 2018 20:25:00 +0000Polaroid Inventor Edwin Land Gave Us More Than Just Instant Photoshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/polaroid-inventor-edwin-land-gave-us-more-than-just-instant-photos-180969119/Seventy years after the game-changing camera was invented, a vision scientist calls attention to Land's other technological breakthroughsFri, 18 May 2018 17:07:55 +0000A Brief History of America’s Obsession With Sneakershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/brief-history-americas-obsession-sneakers-180969116/Invented for athletics, sneakers eventually became status symbols and an integral part of street styleFri, 18 May 2018 15:16:53 +0000Why King Harold's Rapid Coronation Sparked Outragehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/why-king-harolds-rapid-coronation-sparked-o/The fast ascension of Harold Godwinson to the English throne in 1066 was greeted with fury by rivals Duke William of Normandy and Viking Harald HardradaFri, 18 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000An 800-Year-Old Shipwreck Helps Archaeologists Piece Together Asia’s Maritime Tradehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/800-year-old-shipwreck-helps-archaeologists-piece-together-fragments-asias-maritime-trade-180969110/A new date for the Java Sea shipwreck could shed light on the politics of Chinese trade routesThu, 17 May 2018 15:02:49 +0000How a British Engineer Made a Bomb That Could Bounce On Waterhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-british-engineer-made-bomb-that-could-bounce-on-water-180969095/Seventy-five years ago, Barnes Wallis masterminded a famous World War II attack that involved skipping a bomb into German damsThu, 17 May 2018 14:38:46 +0000The Story of Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-josiah-henson-real-inspiration-uncle-toms-cabin-180969094/Before there was the novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a formerly enslaved African-American living in Canada wrote a memoir detailing his experienceWed, 16 May 2018 17:55:14 +0000How the Rajneesh Cult Overran This Oregon Townhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/how-the-rajneesh-cult-overran-this-oregon-town/In the early 1980s, an Indian guru named Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh arrived in the town of Antelope, Oregon and set up a commune for his followersWed, 16 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000How the Inverted Jenny, a 24-Cent Stamp, Came to Be Worth a Fortunehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-inverted-jenny-24-cent-stamp-came-be-worth-fortune-180969090/Mark the centennial of an epic mistake at the National Postal Museum where several of these world-famous stamps are on viewTue, 15 May 2018 19:43:54 +0000Famed for “Immortal” Cells, Henrietta Lacks is Immortalized in Portraiturehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/famed-immortal-cells-henrietta-lacks-immortalized-portraiture-180969085/Lacks's cells gave rise to medical miracles, but ethical questions of propriety and ownership continue to swirlTue, 15 May 2018 18:46:52 +0000The Army's First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of Warhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/armys-first-black-nurses-had-tend-to-german-prisoners-war-180969069/Prohibited from treating white GIs, the women felt betrayed by the country they sought to serveTue, 15 May 2018 17:39:56 +0000Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birdshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/migratory-bird-act-anniversary-keeping-feathers-off-hats-180969077/A new exhibit examines the fashion that lead to the passage, 100 years ago, of the Migratory Bird Act TreatyTue, 15 May 2018 14:25:02 +0000How the Writers of “Timeless” Mined History for its Riveting Second Seasonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-writers-timeless-mined-history-its-riveting-second-season-180969070/In an exclusive interview, show co-creator Shawn Ryan chats about moving beyond the stories of 'powerful white men' to tell new stories about the pastMon, 14 May 2018 14:56:41 +0000An Unlikely Hardliner, George H. W. Bush Was Ready to Push Presidential Powershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/unlikely-hardliner-george-h-w-bush-was-ready-push-presidential-powers-180969017/Though he ended up seeking congressional approval for the Gulf War, Bush was unconvinced he needed it – saying he would have gone regardless of the voteMon, 14 May 2018 13:10:31 +0000One Hundred Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-hundred-years-ago-harlem-hellfighters-bravely-led-us-wwi-180968977/Their courage made headlines across the country, hailing the African-American regiment as heroes even as they faced discrimination at homeMon, 14 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Pilot, Thinker, Soldier, Spy: The Epic "Timeless" Season Finale Twoferhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/pilot-thinker-soldier-spy-epic-timeless-season-finale-twofer-180969066/The heroes help Harriet Tubman raid the Confederacy before leaving their heart in San FranciscoMon, 14 May 2018 03:14:30 +0000One of These Five Innovative Memorials Will Soon Honor Native American Veteranshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/one-these-five-innovative-memorials-will-soon-honor-native-american-veterans-180969060/Detailed concept art is now on display at the National Museum of the American Indian pending a final decision on which design will be implementedFri, 11 May 2018 18:50:37 +0000In Its Heyday, Mad Magazine Was a Lot More Than Silly Jokeshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/heyday-mad-magazine-lot-more-than-silly-jokes-180969055/The publication taught its readers how to be healthy skeptics—a lesson that media consumers need more today than everFri, 11 May 2018 15:06:43 +0000The Surprisingly Intolerant History of Milkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/surprisingly-intolerant-history-milk-180969056/A new book provides an udderly fascinating chronicle of the controversial drinkFri, 11 May 2018 14:59:38 +0000The Surprising Story of the American Girl Who Broke Through the Iron Curtainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/surprising-story-american-girl-who-broke-through-iron-curtain-180969043/Samantha Smith was only 11 when she wrote to Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov about the Cold War. In response, he invited her for a visitThu, 10 May 2018 12:00:08 +0000Hamilton and Burr’s Dueling Pistols Are Coming to Washington, D.C.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hamilton-and-burrs-dueling-pistols-are-coming-washington-dc-180969045/Don’t throw away your shot to see these infamous flintlocks, and an incredible assortment of other Hamilton memorabilia, at the National Postal MuseumWed, 09 May 2018 20:59:26 +0000What Happens When Art History Gets Refiguredhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-happens-when-history-gets-refigured-180969041/A museum in Seattle shows the incredible power of subverting the traditional course of representationWed, 09 May 2018 19:18:13 +0000A New Show About Neighborhoods Facing Gentrification Offers a Cautionary Talehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/new-show-about-neighborhoods-facing-gentrification-offers-cautionary-tale-180969032/As cities face multi-billion-dollar developments, the question remains “Who Owns the City?”Wed, 09 May 2018 15:03:19 +0000The Literary Salon That Made Ayn Rand Famoushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/literary-salon-made-ayn-rand-famous-180969025/Seventy-five years after the publishing of ‘The Fountainhead’, a look back at the public intellectuals who disseminated her Objectivist philosophyTue, 08 May 2018 17:49:56 +0000How "Young Adult" Fiction Blossomed With Teenage Culture in Americahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-young-adult-fiction-blossomed-with-teenage-culture-in-america-180968967/In the '60s and '70s, books like <em>The Outsiders</em> and <em>The Chocolate War</em> told stories that dealt with complex emotions and social realitiesMon, 07 May 2018 13:40:29 +0000The Age-Old Problem of “Fake News”https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/age-old-problem-fake-news-180968945/It’s been part of the conversation as far back as the birth of the free pressMon, 07 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Are Museums the Right Home for Confederate Monuments?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/are-museums-right-home-confederate-monuments-180968969/The idea that once they are taken down, these statues “belong in a museum” doesn’t take into account that museums may not want them. Should they?Mon, 07 May 2018 11:00:00 +0000Who Shot the Sheriff? ‘Timeless’ Season 2, Episode 8, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/who-shot-sherriff-timeless-season-2-episode-8-recapped-180968970/The Time Team travels to D.C. to prevent a presidential assassination, but instead runs into a new old friendMon, 07 May 2018 02:00:00 +0000In the Shadow of Stone Mountainhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/shadow-stone-mountain-180968956/The past, present, and future of the African-American community are nestled beneath the country’s largest Confederate monumentFri, 04 May 2018 12:30:00 +0000Fifty Years Later, France Is Still Debating the Legacy of Its 1968 Protestshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fifty-years-later-france-still-debating-legacy-its-1968-protests-180968963/In an activist era, millions of French students and workers demanded radical changeFri, 04 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000By the Numbers: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/by-the-numbers-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/During his short, but remarkable life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shaped the nation and the world. Look back at some of MLK's most iconic achievementsFri, 04 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000How Vietnam War Protests Accelerated the Rise of the Christian Righthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-vietnam-war-protests-spurred-rise-christian-right-180968942/The anti-war efforts of Yale chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr. and other church leaders alienated many Protestant Americans—with lasting repercussionsThu, 03 May 2018 14:08:53 +0000Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon' Tells the Story of the Slave Trade's Last Survivorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/zora-neale-hurston-barracoon-last-survivor-slave-trade-180968944/Published eight decades after it was written, the new book offers a first-hand account of a Middle Passage journeyWed, 02 May 2018 17:13:53 +0000How African Female Ex-Slaves Became Agooji Warriorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/arts-culture/how-african-female-ex-slaves-became-agooji-w/During the 17th century, the Agooji were a battle-hardened, all-female warrior force that held a special place within the African kingdom of DahomeyWed, 02 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000The Story Behind Rube Goldberg’s Complicated Contraptionshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-behind-rube-goldbergs-complicated-contraptions-180968928/In his time he was a world-famous cartoonist, but today he’s best known for these wacky inventionsTue, 01 May 2018 15:25:19 +0000The Triple Homicide in D.C. That Laid the Groundwork for Americans' Right to Remain Silenthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1919-murder-case-gave-americans-right-remain-silent-180968916/Decades before the Supreme Court's Miranda decision, a 1919 murder trial presented a precedent for protecting criminal suspects from police overreachMon, 30 Apr 2018 15:00:54 +0000A Hundred-Year-Old Handmade American Flag Flies Home. . . to Scotlandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/hundred-year-old-handmade-american-flag-flies-home-scotland-180968008/When WWI soldiers died off the coast of Islay Island, a group of villagers brought honor to their memory with this flagMon, 30 Apr 2018 12:40:57 +0000An Elementary Lesson in Women’s Suffrage: “Timeless” Season 2, Episode 7, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/elementary-lesson-womens-suffrage-timeless-season-2-episode-7-recapped-180968915/The Time Team, aided by the real-life 'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,' travels to 1919 this week to save the 19th amendmentMon, 30 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000This New Virtual Reality Experience Drops You In Hiroshima Right After It's Been Bombedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/new-virtual-reality-experience-drops-you-hiroshima-right-after-its-been-bombed-180968903/When creators tread the line between empathy and trauma carefully, immersive technology can be a powerful tool for educating the public about historyFri, 27 Apr 2018 13:42:18 +0000Unraveling the Genetic History of a First Nations Peoplehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mapping-history-first-nations-people-through-their-genes-180968899/By looking at the DNA of Tsimshian people before and after European contact, researchers paint a more nuanced historyThu, 26 Apr 2018 17:22:20 +0000A 1938 Nazi Law Forced Jews to Register Their Wealth—Making It Easier to Stealhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1938-nazi-law-forced-jews-register-their-wealthmaking-it-easier-steal-180968894/Eighty years ago, the edict marked a turning point in the Nazi party’s efforts to push Jews out of the German economyThu, 26 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000What Made Oscar Tschirky the King of Gilded Age New Yorkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-made-oscar-tschirky-king-gilded-age-new-york-180968885/During his long tenure as maître d’ at the famed Waldorf Hotel, Oscar had the city’s elite at his fingertipsWed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:11 +0000Why Teddy Roosevelt Is Popular On Both Sides of the Political Aislehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-teddy-roosevelt-is-popular-on-both-sides-political-aisle-180968870/A historian considers the forces that have shaped the Rough Rider's presidential legacy in the decades since his death nearly 100 years agoMon, 23 Apr 2018 18:09:21 +0000When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Stormhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-don-talking-dog-took-nation-storm-180968867/Although he 'spoke' German, the vaudevillian canine captured the heart of the nationMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Gladiators Didn't Die As Often As You Thinkhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/gladiators-didnt-die-as-often-as-you-think/Contrary to popular opinion, the chances of survival in gladiatorial games were higher than originally thought. In fact, only 1 in 9 fights ended in deathMon, 23 Apr 2018 12:00:00 +0000Somebody’s Got a Case of the Blues: Timeless Season 2, Episode 6, Recappedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/somebodys-got-case-blues-timeless-season-2-episode-6-recapped-180968860/The time team's humming a new tune after a run-in with one of the most influential men in American music historyMon, 23 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0000