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.
In 1994, Republicans swept the midterms and Newt Gingrich became Speaker of the House. His “Contract with America” was both polarizing and transformative.
The U.S.A.'s founders focused on the rights of white men to vote, own property, and govern. The idea that women should have similar rights came later.
A new film tells the story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated the KKK in 1972. What was the context for this odd moment in history?
In 1968 violent events at home and aboard were broadcast in color on the television news, creating impacts that may have swayed the presidential election.