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.
At the turn of the century, Chicago police killed 307 people, one in eighteen homicides in the city—three times the body count of local gangsters.
Hersh talks about his career as an investigative reporter, the fate of online media, and feeble responses to Trump.
Cotton Mather and other 17th-century American writers created a genre all their own: Puritan gallows literature, which both terrified and edified.
Why Hawaii's 19th-century kings were so drawn to Freemasonry.
In 1881, Prudential announced that insurance policies held by black adults would be worth one-third less than the same plans held by whites.