This map shows locations related to the Triangle Factory fire of 1911 in lower Manhattan. As a part of the 2011 Centennial commemoration of the fire, the Jewish Women's Archive has organized a walking tour of the area.This map is courtesy of the Jewish Women's Archive whose website includes more information about the rich history of American Jewish women, the 2011 commemoration of the Triangle Factory fire, and the walking tour of Lower Manhattan illustrated in this map.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.