The Origins of the Secret Service

Where did the Secret Service come from?

Finding Your Place in Letters

For scholars of American history, letter-writing makes historical research possible.

Finding Your Place by Looking at Maps

American maps in the early 19th century.

Adventures in Historical Research

Megan Kate Nelson, a historian of Civil War and the American Southwest, is behind the (Un)Catalogued Column for JSTOR Daily.
Empty Headstones

Green Burial and the North-South Divide

In the next 25 years, the Baby Boom generation will generate a death boom, with estimated funeral costs ...