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!
Mobile Under Siege: Surviving the Union Blockade
Mobile, Alabama has always been a uniquely Southern city. From August 1864 to April 1865, the people who lived in Mobile and their stories and experiences in one of the most turbulent times in the city’s existence. This is the time during and after the Battle of Mobile Bay to the surrender of the city to Union forces on April 12, 1865.
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?
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.
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.
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…
​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.