GUEST CONTRIBUTOR: Dr. Farid Shafiyev
Caucasian Albania was an ancient state with its own language and rich culture in what is now
What happened to it? Clues can be found in the tantalizing discovery of manuscripts located after a fire on Mt. Sinai.
Interview with Dr. Shafiyev
The real history about the clickbait story can tell us a lot about the "Old West."
Woodcut from "Sheridan's Ride"
The phrase "SAVE THE DAY" is a commonplace phrase in everything from comics to sports announcing. Ever wonder where it came from?
Not uncoincidentally, it's part of a very thrilling tale that takes place at a critical moment during the American Civil War, in 1864.
Frances Perkins was the U.S. Labor Secretary under FDR and the first woman to hold a cabinet position. Owing to years of research into working conditions, she was the brains and heart behind the New Deal, which included Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, the 40-Hour work week, workplace protections, and a ban on child labor.
This brilliant ruler avenged the death of her husband with a series of clever and debilitating attacks on a neighboring group, consolidating her rule and protecting a dynasty.
She then converted to Christianity and is canonized as a saint in both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches.
Cleopatra made a bet with Marc Antony, and the tale has become a matter of both scientific debate and a touchstone for identifying sexism in history books.
Includes an interview with Dr. Prudence Jones with her thoughts on Cleopatra and "citation bias." (2014)
Whether you are a lifelong learner, a student looking for a novel paper topic, or a teacher looking for flexible and primary-sourced material, we hope to have something here to entertain and enlighten.