In the 1970s, one of the most powerful tools of feminism came from speaking out loud the nature of oppression.
Women began voting legally in Utah Territory in 1870, only to have that right taken away from them later.
If it had been up to national leaders alone, it might have taken much longer.
Two scholars argue that the language used to describe violent events influences whether people see it as terrorism—with real-world consequences.
Facing ostracism by literary elites and attacks from pro-slavery mobs, an abolitionist blunted her politics.
In 1960s Chicago, members of the Afro-American Patrolman's League challenged oppressive policing in Black communities.
Imported from Mediterranean ports, the marvelous pack animals served to great acclaim in the military.
California came into the Union as a free state in 1850, but proslavery politicians held considerable sway there.
The U.S.’s politics of racial hatred are sustained by a culture of making political compromises when bold action is required.
The colorful career of a woman who ran a gambling ring, fought police corruption, and challenged white mobsters.