While looking for some historical background material, I came across a website that kept me reading its articles for over 2 hours - Common Place: The Journal of Early American Life.
They describe their website as
"A bit less formal than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine,Commonplace speaks—and listens—to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900. It is for all sorts of people to read about all sorts of things relating to early American life—from architecture to literature, from politics to parlor manners."
Here are a few articles I found interesting.