More than a hundred thousand people died aboard so-called coffin ships while fleeing Ireland in the wake of the potato famine of the mid-nineteenth century. The Jeanie Johnston never lost a passenger.
Revolutionary War-era newspapers provide “extraordinary intelligence” about the founding of our country, taking the reader beyond the sanitized, oversimplified history taught in high school and college.
Journalist Melanie Kirkpatrick on what it takes to escape from the world’s most repressive state.
Buried under layers of clay, soil, and rock after a costly Superfund cleanup, the former uranium mining town of Uravan is gone but not forgotten.
Kristen Iversen can tell you what it was like to live near (and work inside) the secret nuclear production facility at Rocky Flats, once described as “the most contaminated site in America.”
Economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837.