Thomas Edison had a big stake in the AC/DC war of the currents and would say anything to win.
In colonial America, restaurants as we know them today were virtually unheard of.
Jane Lawrence documents the forced sterilization of thousands of Native American women by the Indian Health Service in the 1960s and 1970s.
Hawaii has been a state for 57 years, but its history goes back much further.
In 1770, the average colonial Americans consumed about three and a half gallons of alcohol per year, about double the modern rate.
In the early nineteenth-century, Mexico had a problem with American immigrants.
Where do the terms hawks and doves come from? The symbolic connections are ancient, but the War of 1812 put them in the political lexicon.
Shirley Chisholm: the first black female U.S. Representative, first black major-party candidate for President, and the first Democratic Party woman to run.
As one of her day’s most famous Southerners, Helen Keller was uniquely poised to point out—and challenge—that troubled racial heritage.
The "sparrow war" in the United States in the 1870s ended with a resounding victory… for the sparrows.