Three Frenchmen were in for a surprise when they took off from Maine’s Old Orchard Beach on a transatlantic flight attempt to Paris in 1929.
First manufactured in Austria, the Lorenz rifle-musket was the third most widely used rifle in the Civil War.
(De Gruyter) Beginnings of urbanization in Chalcolithic Eastern Europe.
Gary Clayton Anderson shares a new perspective on the roots of the 1862 Dakota War
Readers share dispatches about the 1885 Frog Lake Massacre, guns of the Johnson County War, the prairie, bison and Theodore Roosevelt
As the 20th century dawned, tuberculosis—otherwise known as consumption, “white plague” or “white death”—had become the leading cause of death in the United States. The dreaded lung disease killed an estimated 450 Americans a day, most of them between …
When the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention pondered the question of what age a president should be, the big concern wasn’t about the office-holder being too elderly, but too youthful. “George Mason was the principal advocate for age requi…