From America’s most famous folk heroes to beautiful photographs of John F. Kennedy, enjoy All That Is Interesting’s fascinating articles about American history!
Photo Of The Day: The Unbelievable Devastation Of Perhaps America’s Deadliest Disaster Ever
Was this the worst disaster in American history?
27 Harrowing Images From The 1830s’ Anti-Slavery Almanacs
The use of memes and data to incite change isn't exactly new — abolitionists did it in the early 19th century.
These 25 Vintage NASA Photos Place You At The Scene Of Space Exploration’s Most Important Moments
Inside the spacecrafts, on the surface of the moon, and beyond.
Thomas Jefferson’s Dark Side: Four Damning Secrets
A contemporary once described Jefferson as "a liar, whoremaster, debaucher, drunkard, gambler, and infidel." That man was a preacher.
Morphine, Santa Claus, And Nazis: The Secret History Of Coca-Cola
How one brand of sugar water came to represent America itself.
Then And Now: Photo Comparison Reveals Lincoln’s Unbelievable Aging During The Civil War
No one has ever aged as quickly as Abraham Lincoln during his first term as President.
The Surprising History Of High Heels
Believe it or not, women originally started wearing heels to appear more masculine.
The War On Drugs Was A Disastrous Failure, And Johns Hopkins Has A Study To Prove It
Even former President Nixon's aide admits the war on drugs was a con.
The Six Most Unforgettable Betrayals in History
Cold War spies, Aztec conquerers and Roman senators — history shows anyone could be a traitor.
Photo Of The Day: Louisiana’s P.B.S. Pinchback, America’s First African-American Governor — 150 Years Ago
P.B.S. Pinchback's tale is complicated, but there's more to the story of why it's been largely forgotten.