George Washington Carver is one of America’s best-known agricultural chemists, educators, and botanists. He invented hundreds of agricultural products that are in use today and helped lift many southern farm families out of poverty through his extension work.
The Civil War (1861-185) sometimes called, the war between the states, war between brothers, or war between the North and the South, was the most significant war ever fought on American soil.
A fascinating and poignant tale of the worlds ugliest woman.
A glimpse of family life in Victorian Britain and America, and the humour that so often shone through harsh times; as depicted by newspaper articles (and other material) published in the 19th century.
An article looking into the living conditions of the urban poor in the 1800s. The 1800s was a time of enormous change. The industrial revolution changed Britain's urban landscape forever.
The curriculum in the Victorian school evolved over many years. At first it was the 3 R's - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic plus Needlework for girls.New Codes were introduced which added history and geography. In 1871 W.E. Forster introduced a new code which increased the grants available and also...
Native Americans made significant contributions during the American Civil War. There is one famous painting with a native American in the company of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses Grant during the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse .
Showcase of Victorian era articles from British and American newspapers on historic events and history in the making; with a link to over 500 Victorian newspaper stories for free online viewing.
A tobacconist had an argument with a minister that led to this hoax.The minister declaed there had once been giants roaming the earth. So, he made a giant of his own and a sensational fabrication.
Millions of Americans feel that Abraham Lincoln is the greatest POTUS of the nation; and others place him second after George Washington. With praise overflowing, it is good to re-read his speeches.