civil war


Civil War-Era Plant Medicines Could Help Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Study Finds

Plant medicines from the Civil War likely saved lives at the time and could help fight stubborn bacteria today, scientists say.
Rob Dozier
Late Capitalism

How a Real Class War, Like with Guns, Could Actually Happen

Democrats seem increasingly comfortable with "incivility," while Republicans are more shameless than ever about helping the rich. Where is this going?
Mike Pearl

How Slavery Survived in the South Long After the Civil War

VICE met up with Antoinette Harrell, a genealogist who tracks down cases of slavery and abusive labor practices that lasted into the 1960s.
VICE Staff
Friday Brain Melt

Bitcoin’s ‘Civil War’ Hit InfoWars Last Night and It Was Bizarre

We've hit peak... something.
Jordan Pearson
Views My Own

I Grew Up as a Black Southerner Idolizing Robert E. Lee

I didn't know the Confederate general owned slaves. I didn't even know he was part of the Confederacy.
Issac J. Bailey

How Radio Changed the Course of a 50-Year Civil War

The government and Marxist guerrillas both used the airwaves as weapons in their battle for the soul of Colombia.
Juan Camilo Maldonado Tovar
Desus & Mero

Desus and Mero Sound Off on HBO's Upcoming Show About Slavery

The VICELAND hosts and most of Twitter were up in arms about 'Confederate,' an alt-history series being developed by the 'Game of Thrones' creators.
Sarah Bellman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Protestors Brought Torches to Rally Against the Sale of a Confederate Statue

Alt-right poster boy Richard Spencer was reportedly among the group in Virginia protesting the sale of a Robert E. Lee statue.
Lauren Messman
listen up!

Wiretapping Is as American as Apple Pie

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Civil War history buff, tells us about how the fine art of spying on your political and military enemies' communications got started.
Daniel Oberhaus

Residents of This Damascus Suburb Worry It Could Be the Next Aleppo

One of the strongest remaining rebel coalitions, Eastern Ghouta has endured frequent bombardment and shelling from regime forces and ally Russia.
Olivia Alabaster

Devastating Photos of Life in Aleppo

The debut monograph by award-winning photographer Nish Nalbandian immerses you in the turmoil of day-to-day life during the Syrian Civil War.
Grace Leigh

Women Hold the Key to Restoring Peace in a Divided Colombia

In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, we're revisiting Gloria Steinem's exploration into the lives of female FARC fighters for her VICELAND show, 'WOMAN.'
VICE Staff