Culture Audio Narrations

Stories that reflect how societies think, behave, believe, dress, create art, and work give us a window into diverse cultures.

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton did not like each other. Listen to a story about the deadly, and illegal, duel between the two men.

Art is sometimes created for political purposes. Was that the case for Guido Reni's Abduction of Helen?

Sickened by the slave trade, William Wilberforce begins a 20-year quest to end the practice.

Writers of children's stories, who also abhorred slavery, wrote books to paint a vivid picture of American chattel slavery.

What's up with Abe Lincoln's tousled hair? Turns out, he liked the messy look.

After Abe Lincoln was elected President, in 1860, Southerners began to secede from the Union.

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It was a fight, over an unpaid-for wig, which set in motion events leading to the Boston Massacre.

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