Spiritualism was one of the nineteenth-century’s most successful religious innovations, a movement of individuals who yearned for a religion which united mysticism and science.
The U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences people to die in prison for offenses committed while under the age of 18.
German imperialists teamed up with Irish republicans and Indian nationalists during World War I; the resulting conspiracy trial ended in a courtroom assassination.
Researchers found that people with high levels of need were scared away from applying for Medicaid and welfare benefits by stigma.
Journalist, physician, and committed black nationalist Martin Delany took Frederick Douglass to task over, among other things, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
The Tet Offensive of January 1968 has been much studied from the American perspective, but what did the North Vietnamese think about it?
On March 2, 1892, in Memphis, Tennessee, a racially charged mob grew out of a fight between a black and a white youth near People’s Grocery.
The French writer Chateaubriand made up or copied a great deal of what he wrote about the early United States. What he said had tremendous influence.
Black Muslims have been an influential force in the prisoners’ rights movement and criminal justice reform as early as the World War II era.
The idea of a President Oprah has sparked excitement rather than ridicule. Americans value symbolism as much as political experience; while Oprah has little of the latter, she is practically made of the former.