The National Federation of the Blind was the first major group of its kind to be led by visually impaired people.
When civil rights activists needed new tactics, they came up with a strategy that would get national and international attention.
Survivors of schools in the US spoke with scholars about their experiences of cruelty, neglect, and cultural degradation.
In response to right-wing attacks during the Cold War, the Girl Scouts changed their tone. Somewhat.
Even though it's made from cannabis plants, you can't get high on hemp. But it was classified as an illicit drug for nearly 50 years.
Bridging the gap between policy and people was a central aim of the War on Poverty. Often, women were the ones who linked the government to the community.
This non-exhaustive list of readings on the role of guns in US history and society introduces the field as a subject of scholarly inquiry.
Maritime workers who were basically kidnapped into the British Royal Navy were a key force in the War of Independence.
A government-funded group called the Writers' War Board got writers and illustrators to portray the United States positively—and its enemies as evil.
Articles in the underground press capture what's missing from our romanticized memory of that fateful season.