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.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Major Walter Reed's discovery in 1900 that mosquitoes spread yellow fever halted an outbreak and led to the disease's eventual eradication.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The contradictory history of a dam that became a statement of American power and prestige.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.