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An Interview With Sears Historian Jerry Hancock

 An Interview With Sears Historian Jerry Hancock

Jerry joins Holly in the studio to talk about the historical significance of the building where HowStuffWorks is headquartered. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 2

 The Palmer Raids, Part 2

After WWI, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. were rounded up, many without cause or warrant, and kept in horrifying conditions. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 1

 The Palmer Raids, Part 1

After WWI, there was a great deal of fear that Communist revolutionaries would try to take over the country. See more »

Alabama Governor George Wallace

 Alabama Governor George Wallace

Wallace was one of the most prominent voices against the Civil Rights Movement and its objectives. See more »

Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

 Rejected Princesses with Jason Porath

Author and illustrator Jason Porath joins Tracy and Holly in the studio to talk about women from history featured in his new book. See more »

The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre

 The Dakota War of 1862 and the Whitestone Hill Massacre

In 1862, murder led to war between the Dakota and the United States. What followed was a campaign of retribution against multiple indigenous peoples. See more »

James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

 James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

People are often surprised to learn that the namesake for the James Webb Space Telescope wasn't a scientist or engineer, but a lawyer and bureaucrat. See more »

The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

 The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

The riot at Attica Correctional Facility in September 1971 remains a significant moment in the history of the U.S. prison system. See more »

Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

 Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

In 1971, conditions at Attica were at a point where they were humiliating, dehumanizing and counterproductive to rehabilitation. See more »

The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

 The First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

Establishing a submarine telegraph cable to connect North America and Europe took ingenuity, but more than anything else, it required tenacity. See more »