Stephen Pearl Andrews, a lawyer, Houston socialite, and abolitionist, concocted a plan to free Texas' slaves—with a hint of treason.
Though there was never a unified uprising that made it into the history books, the enslaved people of Arkansas rebelled and resisted in significant ways.
From WWI to the 1950s, the "American Plan" rounded up sexually-active women and quarantined them, supposedly to protect soldiers from venereal disease.
Mountain top removal mining brings with it total ecosystem destruction. It also erases history by destroying historic mountain cemeteries.
Lepore talks about presidential deceit, why women are often forgotten by history, and the “epistemological crisis” of our era.
The ever-shifting curve of shoreline and river is no match for the infinite, idealized straight line.
Many Civil War veterans like Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain came out of combat with injuries and lasting disabilities that no one could see.
When Boake Carter opened his mouth, he whipped up tempers and tempests. But who was he?
Historically, public charge rules have been a threat to immigrants dismissed as too disabled to be full contributors to the country.
Los Angeles's bountiful agricultural land was devoured by runaway suburbanization, a process which began long before the post-war era.