History Stories
AUTHOR: Alicia Puglionesi
How Early American Plays Turned Pocahontas into Fake News
November 22, 2017

The mythical 'Indian princess' granted symbolic permission for massive land theft and displacement of native peoples. Read More

The Civil War Doctor Who Proved Phantom Limb Pain Was Real
November 8, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell specialized in the ghostly pain that lingered after amputations. Read More

Americans Once Avoided the Hospital at All Costs—Until ERs Changed That
October 16, 2017

How emergency rooms became the only place in America where patients had a right to free treatment. Read More