Francisco (Pancho) Villa: Caudillo of Chihuaua

Villa at Battle of Torreón / Wikimedia Commons While his violence and ambition prevented his from being accepted into the “pantheon” of national heroes until some twenty years after his death, today his memory is honored by many Mexicans. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 07.06.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Doroteo Arango Arámbula (June 5, 1878[…]

The Life of Geronimo, Apache Warrior

Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 07.06.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Geronimo (Chiricahua, Goyaałé; “One Who Yawns”; often spelled Goyathlay in English) (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who long warred against the encroachment of the United States on tribal lands. Geronimo embodied the very essence of the Apache values—aggressiveness and courage in the face of[…]

A History of Poverty and Housing the Poor

Homeless children. Moscow, 1930s / Institute of Modern Russia How have societies solved this basic problem? Why have they adopted certain solutions, and then abandoned them almost immediately? And what has happened when the poor have taken matters into their own hands? By Dr. Aaron Cavin / 06.09.2016 Visiting Assistant Professor of History Miami University Few[…]

The American Backyard after World War II

Lakewood Plaza, outdoor living space, Long Beach, California, 1950s. Maynard L. Parker, photographer. Courtesy of The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. This suburban outdoor living space is more of a recent phenomenon than one might think. By Amelia Fogarty / 05.22.2018 Many Americans are setting their minds this summer to clearing out long-neglected garden plots, polishing[…]