On May 10th, 1849, protestors rioted at Astor Place Opera House, leading to the deadliest civic insurrection in American history up to that time.
The "Rest Cure" for women is notorious. But the "West Cure" for men, though little known today, is a fundamental part of American mythology.
The Highlander Research and Education Center is "the most notable American experiment in adult education for social change." One of its buildings recently burned down.
The strange and convoluted history of why yellow ribbons became a symbol of the Gulf War in the 1990s.
New findings reveal that the Polish war officer who aided the American Revolution may have been intersex.
506 years ago, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León landed in what he christened "Florida." Historians still wonder where the name came from.
Horses and mules played a major role in the American Civil War. In the end, there were about twice as many dead equines as humans.
The disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion, early in John F. Kennedy's presidency, led him to reconfigure his foreign policy decision-making process.
Jessica Lynch was the first woman American POW to be successfully rescued. She became symbolic in ways that had little to do with the facts of her story.
She was a notable anarchist thinker and speaker, but history has largely forgotten Voltairine de Cleyre.