The Shipwrecked Teenager Who Helped End Japan's Isolationist Era
Rescued by an American sea captain, Manjiro spent time abroad before returning home, where he was valued for his expertise but never fully trusted
How Edith Wilson Kept Herself—and Her Husband—in the White House
A new book about the first lady reveals how she and the ailing President Woodrow Wilson silenced their critics
A Colorful History of Cats in the White House
Willow Biden isn’t the first feline to grace the presidential residence's halls
The Pitfalls and Promise of America's Founding Myths
Maintaining a shared sense of nationhood has always been a struggle for a country defined not by organic ties, but by a commitment to a set of ideals
Library of Congress' Presidential Papers, From Washington's Geometry Notes to Wilson's Love Letters, Are Now Online
Four newly added collections mark the conclusion of a two-decade digitization project
What Happened When Woodrow Wilson Came Down With the 1918 Flu?
The president contracted influenza while attending peace talks in Paris, but the nation was never told the full, true story
100 Years of Women at the Ballot Box
Recreating a Suffragist's Barnstorming Tour Through the American West
Inez Milholland Boissevain's campaign to win the vote for women inspires a dramatic homage a century later
One Hundred Years Ago, a Four-Day Race Riot Engulfed Washington, D.C.
Rumors ran wild as white mobs assaulted black residents who in turn fought back, refusing to be intimidated
The Decades-Long Political Fight to Save the Grand Canyon
Americans had long known about the wonders of the southwestern landmark, but it wouldn't be until 1919 that it would gain full federal protection
The Forgotten Story of the American Troops Who Got Caught Up in the Russian Civil War
Even after the armistice was signed ending World War I, the doughboys clashed with Russian forces 100 years ago
What Drove Sigmund Freud to Write a Scandalous Biography of Woodrow Wilson?
The founder of psychoanalysis collaborated with a junior American diplomat to lambaste the former president
Woodrow Wilson's Papers Go Digital, Leaving Microfiche Behind
This increased accessibility of Wilson’s papers coincides with a new wave of interest in the 28th president
An Elementary Lesson in Women’s Suffrage: “Timeless” Season 2, Episode 7, Recapped
The Time Team, aided by the real-life 'Mrs. Sherlock Holmes,' travels to 1919 this week to save the 19th amendment
Why the Ku Klux Klan Flourished Under Prohibition
The Ku Klux Klan's resurgence in the 1920s is linked to the passage of the Volstead Act in 1920
Ten Famous People Who Survived the 1918 Flu
The notables who recovered from the pandemic included a pioneer of American animation, world-famous artists and two U.S. presidents
The Surprisingly Important Role China Played in WWI
In turn, the peace talks that ended the war had an enormous impact on China's future
How Does Earth's Geomagnetic Field Work?
You asked, we answered
How Woodrow Wilson’s Propaganda Machine Changed American Journalism
The media are still feeling the impact of an executive order signed in 1917 that created 'the nation's first ministry of information'
Why Teddy Roosevelt Tried to Bully His Way Onto the WWI Battlefield
Tensions ran high when President Wilson quashed the return of the former president’s Rough Riders
How Woodrow Wilson’s War Speech to Congress Changed Him – and the Nation
In 70 days in 1917, President Wilson converted from peace advocate to war president