historical essay

History of Table Tennis

Table tennis, or ping pong, is a world-famous game. More than just tennis on a table, it is an essential racket sport of its own.…

A Brief History of New York City

By Nicholas Klacsanzky New York City is one of the most famous metropolises in the world. It is not only a huge business hub, but…

The History of the Wedding

By Nicholas Klacsanzky Weddings seem like a natural part of our human existence. But they did not pop out of nowhere: they originated from ancient…

The History of Walmart

By Nicholas Klacsanzky Walmart is an ubiquitous sight is many countries. This American multinational retail corporation is loathed, loved, and everything in between for various…

The Causes of War

Wars have gone on since the dawn of time, it seems. They are terrible and catastrophic, yet we seem to not know how to stop…

Dogs as Pets

Humans and pets have had a long history together. Through a symbiotic relationship with animals, we have evolved together throughout eons. The domestication of animals…

History of Pepsi

Pepsi is a favored soda drink across the world, but it is also a multinational company known as PepsiCo that sells a variety of products.…

History of Television

The television has been a cornerstone of entertainment, information, education, and more for generations. Most people, though, do not stop to think about how it…

History of the United Nations

By Nicholas Klacsanzky The United Nations is currently made up of 193 Member States. It is a well-known intergovernmental organization that focuses on international cooperation…

Recorded History

To understand history is an immense task. There is prehistory, or the history before any recorded history; protohistory, which is the period of transition between…

George Washington’s Life

We know him as the first president of the United States, and as an honored general, but what else should we know about him? I…

History of the American Flag

The American flag has gone through quite an evolution, and might undergo even more change with the addition of Puerto Rico as an official state…

Voltaire and the Buddha

This article [Voltaire and the Buddha] was originally published in The Public Domain Review [https://publicdomainreview.org/2017/03/08/voltaire-and-the-buddha/] under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. If you wish to…

Inventing the Recording

By Eva Moreda Rodríguez To the question “When were recordings invented?”, we might be tempted to answer “1877”—the year when Thomas A. Edison was first…

Nemesis by Philip Roth

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia The blurb on the dust cover of Philip Roth’s Nemesis is pretty accurate, ‘a terrifying epidemic is raging’, ‘focusing on [Bucky]…

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