The newest episode of Second Decade deals with a historic environmental disaster as well as its historical context.
The latest podcast episode examines Jefferson's troubles during the 1810s, when he was not-so-happily retired to Monticello after leaving the White House.
Episode 3 of the history podcast takes us to the frozen streets of London in the winter of 1813-14, where something happened that will never happen again.
New episode of Second Decade delves into the history behind two bizarre mysteries, both involving the dead, that occurred in the British West Indies in the early 19th century.
My new history blog will take you on a tour through the momentous 1810s, the second decade of the 19th century, a pivotal time in world history.
200 years ago, a freak snowstorm struck New England and the U.S. Northeast. What did people say about it at the time?
A British sea captain describes a terrifying volcanic eruption in the West Indies.
This is what was left after the world's largest volcano blew up in April 1815. We're lucky it wasn't worse.
This house on the shores of Lake Geneva is the birthplace of a whole generation of horror stories.
My top 10 favorite articles of the year, Nos. 10, 9, 8 and 7.