Stemming from the days of bubonic plague in Medieval Europe, quarantines were originally used to prevent potentially plague-infested ships from disembarking at a port city. Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel explain how the length of the wait, often … [Continue reading] about The Medieval Origins of Quarantine
Everyone knows the basics of the American Revolution: thirteen North American colonies revolted against British rule and won their independence. But there’s much more to the story: the American Revolution, of all revolutions, was a game-changer … [Continue reading] about What Was Revolutionary About the American Revolution?
Kristin Lavranstadder by Sigrid Undsted, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Actress Liv Ullmann, best known for her starring roles in Ingmar Bergman movies, wrote and directed an adaptation of the first section of this three … [Continue reading] about Books On My Night Table