From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
Right now (Tolstoy’s now) history is being resistant to the need to reform and become more science-based. It’s like all the people who resisted the idea that the earth is round or that there are statistical and mathematical ways to compute how the world works.
It’s the way progress works, history, so deal with it.