In one of the earliest examples of reparations, an ex-slave named Belinda petitioned the government and was granted an annuity.
How do social democratic ideas work in other countries? And would those same policies reduce the wealth gap in the U.S.?
The US has created its own "civil religion," a complex body of ambiguous public assertions of faith that obscure the varied, private beliefs of the populace.
What was it like to be one of the 186,017 African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War?
Once hospital deliveries became mainstream, mothers have had to make a choice: a home birth or go to the hospital?
Juana Maria, the lost woman of San Nicolas island, is as famous for her namelessness as for the lonely adventure she endured.
The achievements of the Pullman Porter's Union were a significant civil rights victory for both U.S. labor and the civil liberties of African-Americans.