Newer evidence places the Lost Colonists in Bertie County. Best evidence suggests they traveled a short distance to 42-mile long Hatteras Island. Their descendants are being DNA tested now.
Thousands of brave men fought and died in America's Revolutionary War. Women were left to make do as best they could and black women, mostly slaves, had an even harder time. But some black women took a stand to claim freedom for their country.
Each colony had their own Committee of Correspondence. One of their most important purposes was to keep all voters informed of common threats to all colonies. The Powder Alarm set in motion some repercussions from the colonies and became practice for the Battles of Lexington and Concord which would...
Do you remember these two outstanding examples of Depression-era Americana? Here is their fascinating story - Bonnie and Clyde.
The invention of chili powder and rise of chili in the United States started with the dream of a young German immigrant from New Braunfels, Texas.
History of marriage in America in the 1800s and early 1900s. Views and roles of husbands and wives. Age at marriage statistics, sex and sexuality in marriage, societal expectations of husbands and wives in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Buffalo Soldiers received their nickname as an honor from Native Americans for several reasons. The Buffalo Soldiers were not all men, either. Overall, 20 soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries received the Medal of Honor.
American Indian Genocide: Fact or Fiction? Looks at the questions, What is Genocide? Were the American Indians the Targets of Genocide? The Smallpox Blanket Hoax of Ward Churchill, the Noble Savage Myth, King Philip's War, the French and Indian War, the Founding Fathers, the Gold Rush, Howard Zinn.
My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students ("high-risk" with poor reading skills). After teaching American history to 8th graders for a few years, I've developed this webpage in the hopes that it...
Robert the Haunted Doll was given to Eugene Robert Otto in 1904. The doll is believed to be enchanted due to strange reports from witnesses spanning over more than a century.