Eddie Aikau was a surfing legend during a time when Hawaiian legends were being resurrected. As a lifeguard, he attempted more than 500 daring rescues.
The United States, unlike other Western nations, did not take a firm stance on lead-based products until much later--despite knowing the health risks.
In one of the earliest examples of reparations, an ex-slave named Belinda petitioned the government and was granted an annuity.
What was it like to be one of the 186,017 African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War?
Whales have been used for everything but meat in this country. Why is that?
William Lambert and George De Baptiste, free-born black men, used the underground railroad to help slaves escape to British Canada.
The occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon and subsequent arrest of Ammon Bundy has once again drawn ...
A more sympathetic look at Aaron Burr, the man who killed Alexander Hamilton.
Chinese immigrants in the American West faced legal discrimination and fought back against it using other laws.
Margaret Sanger's belief in eugenics stemmed from her interest in individual choice--an idea that brought birth control into the mainstream of American life.