What really happened on the Revolutionary War's "Dark Day"

In the middle of the U.S. Revolutionary War, there came a day in New England when it seemed that the sun disappeared. Both sides thought that the world was ending. Now we know what actually happened. » 8/27/13 8:00am 8/27/13 8:00am

A teen travels to 1776 in her dreams—and never wants to wake up

Beatrice Whaley, protagonist of Lora Innes' webcomic The Dreamer, never cared much for the rich history of her Massachusetts town, until one night when she closed her eyes and found herself in the middle of the American Revolution. Now every time she sleeps, she's caught up in the drama, romance, and terror of men… » 5/11/13 8:30am 5/11/13 8:30am

British used bioweapon in US War of Independence

A document has just gone on display at Mount Vernon, Virginia - the museum in the former home of George Washington, first US President. It is an order dated 1777 and signed by Washington himself to send troops that had not been vaccinated for smallpox - or survived it - to Philadelphia to be vaccinated. These troops… » 8/21/11 7:30am 8/21/11 7:30am

What If July 4th Was Just Another Day?

As the United States celebrates its Independence Day, it's worth considering just how easily it could have never happened at all. Here now is a rundown of alternate history stories and essays where the American Revolution turned out very differently. » 7/04/09 3:00pm 7/04/09 3:00pm