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.
Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Dear has been pigeonholed for his "idiosyncratic" faith. But it's very much a part of the American evangelical tradition.
Emma Lazarus's famous poem welcoming refugees to America was written during a period of nativist backlash against immigrants.