Mining History: The Ludlow Strike
As Americans celebrate Labor Day, we step back to remember the workers who fought and died to ensure better working conditions for all Americans.
Blood Stained Goods
Julie Holcomb looks at a boycott that sought to end slavery.
Hobo Americanus: Laborer on the Move
Hoboes didn't necessarily live up to their reputations as wayward free-loaders. Sheena Morrison takes us on part II of the history of the American Hobo.
The Hobo: Denizen of the Jungle
Take a ride on the rails with Sheena Morrison as she explains the life of the American Hobo in the twentieth century.
On September 22, 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary emancipation proclamation. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of this, we travel to the site of what was once the largest slave trading firm in the country.
The Cost of Freedom
Alex Lovett explores the high cost of freedom for American slaves who were forced to choose between slavery in America and freedom in Liberia in one of our most popular articles from 2013.
Long Time No Speak
How can you conduct business if you can't speak the language of your trading partners? Devin Fitzgerald discusses the emergence of pidgin, a hybrid language, used by European and Chinese traders during the nineteenth century.
Frank Kameny: From Astronomer to Activist
Mary McPartland looks at Frank Kameny's decades-long struggle for justice for federal workers who are gay.
Gardens of Industry
Doing some gardening this weekend? Joseph Cialdella digs up the dirt on how and why urbanites took up gardening.
Outlawing Volunteers: Congress versus the President
Raymond Natter looks at how and why, even when the federal government shuts down, volunteers can not stop forward to staff the government.