Blog

At Arcadia, we believe you can never get enough history. That’s why we have this online blog, where we share unique American history stories, author features, and even some previews of our newest books. Join the community of history buffs here at Arcadia Publishing, and explore even more of American history today!
Ghost Hunter’s Guide to Haunted Salem
We have a strange affinity for the unexplained – ghosts, spirits, and things that go bump in the night fascinate while also scaring the bejeezus out of us. Horror movies draw legions of fans anticipating shudders, screams, and outright terror. What if on screen becomes a reality?
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National Taco Day
It's National Taco Day here in the U.S. on October 4. To celebrate, we're sharing a story and a recipe from our book, Austin Breakfast Tacos: The Story of the Most Important Taco of the Day.
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This I Believe: Philadelphia
In Philadelphia, an idea was born more than 60 years ago – to ask citizens from all walks of life to write about and share the values that guide their daily lives. The idea grew from one radio station in Philadelphia into the international phenomenon This I Believe radio series.
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What does the name Arcadia mean?
We here at Arcadia have started to wonder recently where the name behind our company may have come from, so we’ve started doing a little research of our own…
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​The Early History of Theme Parks in America
Since the 19th Century, Americans have flocked to amusement parks to explore family-friendly entertainment. In fact, many of us can conjure up childhood memories of the park’s signature snacks or the cheerful call of the carousel.
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The Rise of Craft Coffee: A Culinary Experience in a Cup
People have used the coffee bean as an energy source for over a thousand years. The discovery of coffee originated in Ethiopia, and it quickly spread throughout the Middle East and Africa before making its way into Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The rise of craft coffee developed out of centuries-old love and appreciation for the humble bean.
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