The First Parliament of the World’s Religions: September 1893

From September 11 – 28, 1893, the city of Chicago hosted what is now recognized as the…

Cholera in 19th Century America: Lessons for the Current Pandemic?

When Rebecca McGinnis chose the recurrent cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century as the focus…

The Methodist Church in America Asserts its Independence: The Christmas Conference of 1784

The Methodist Church in America dates its independence to a “Christmas Conference” held 235 years…

Emma Lazarus, Poet of Exiles

When the Statue of Liberty was officially dedicated on October 28, 1886, President Grover Cleveland…

MacArthur’s Return to the Philippines

On 20 October 1944, American forces under General Douglas MacArthur landed in the Philippines, establishing…

Forgotten Stories in American History: The Battle of Peleliu

This is the first in a series of posts we’re calling Forgotten Stories in American…