The legacy of racism is everywhere in American history, from marble mansions to ordinary streetcorners. We must reckon with it.
One of France's most brilliant 19th century painters gives us a lot to think about in this mysterious and wintry scene.
In my video series, you can take a look at some of the beautiful places associated with our first five Presidents, including Mount Vernon, Peacefield and Monticello.
Historic Painting: “Meeting of Sir Thomas More With His Daughter After His Sentence of Death” by W.F. Yeames, 1872.
This painting depicts one of England's most famous martyrs just before his execution for defying the will of Henry VIII.
My latest historian author interview is a very interesting one, especially if you like beer!
Two new episodes of Second Decade trace the history of America's most famous address from 1809 to 1861.
The Streets of Salem blog shows us a host of wonderful photos of historic houses that sadly are today only the stuff of memory, and history books.
Things continue to roll along great with my Second Decade history podcast. Now that I'm firmly in the groove of season 2, and especially now [...]
This beautiful picture depicts a bride show in the 17th century, whereby a Tsar chose his consort, but artistically it's clearly a product of the 19th century.
A Victorian-era family, evidently from Germany, wanted their Yuletide season of 1892 to be immortalized in a photograph. And here we are looking at it, 125 years later.