The controversial politician William Gannaway Brownlow shepherded Tennessee's re-admission to the Union. It was the first state of the Confederacy to do so.
Lepore talks about presidential deceit, why women are often forgotten by history, and the “epistemological crisis” of our era.
The outlandish "macaroni" style of 18th-century England blurred the boundaries of gender, as well as class and nationality.
Many Civil War veterans like Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain came out of combat with injuries and lasting disabilities that no one could see.