When slavery ended, plantation owners looked for a new form of cheap labor and found it in indentured servitude. Thousands of men and women were sold into indentured servitude and shipped across the seas to work the plantations. A new book tells their stories.
As Americans hit the malls this Friday, we asked some folks around the globe about the equivalent to Black Friday in their country. What we found is a many similarities, but not many places that do it quite the American way.
After Typhoon Haiyan and Hurricane Sandy, coastal communities around the world are looking to restore natural barriers and ecosystems that once helped cushion the blow of storms. Dutch architect Henk Ovink is helping with the rebuilding effort after superstorm Sandy as a member of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Taskforce of the US government.
Bitcoins have soared in value in recent weeks, touching $1000 per bitcoin earlier this week. They've become so popular some traditional businesses are accepting them for payment — but not everyone has embraced them.
A week after meeting, an Afghan interpreter saved the life of a US soldier in battle. Years later, that soldier returned the favor, helping the interpreter get a US visa to escape death threats from the Taliban. Now, their families are together for Thanksgiving.