Events Audio Narrations

Disasters and breakthroughs in the progress of civilization capture our attention and prepare us to understand our world in new ways.

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

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

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

Abe Lincoln began his life in a one-room cabin in rural Kentucky. He was the first person in his family who could read.

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

Accused of spreading the plague during medieval times, Jews were burned in Strasbourg.

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

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