A couple is backlit against a stark stone fort interior.

Pirates brought enslaved Africans to Virginia’s shores. Where, exactly, is debatable.

This year marks 400 years since the first Africans were taken from Africa and sold as slaves in the English colonies. It was the largest migration in history: 12 million or more Africans forcibly moved to places across the Atlantic Ocean to be slaves. Today, all of those places are still dealing with the fallout.

A person holds tear gas canisters and shot guns shells all tied on to a string

The global tear gas business is booming. It’s complicated.

John Smith and part of his famous 1616 map of New England

Here’s the story of Captain John Smith you didn’t get from the Disney flick


Long Lost Spanish Fort Discovered in Great Smoky Mountains

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