What did Americans think of World War I before the US entered the conflict 100 years ago? “Public opinion” was no more universal in 1917 than it is today.
It's the 150th anniversary of the Alaska Purchase. Why did the Americans want all that ice and why were the Russians willing to sell?
Presuming that immigration was a boon to national security, U.S. borders remained mostly open for the first century of the nation’s existence.
“Buffalo Bill” Cody was among history’s most intriguing showmen, fascinating a nation with a show that helped weave the modern myth of the Wild West.
The murder of Dr. George Parkman on the campus of Harvard College was one of the most famous crimes in nineteenth century America.
Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world celebrate World Thinking Day, a holiday aimed at helping global scouts connect and reflect on their past.
The “Saturday Evening Girls" was a Progressive-Era club that afforded urban, Jewish and Italian girls and women a chance at coveted social mobility.
When Charles Lindbergh became the first to fly solo across the Atlantic in 1927, the smiling visage of the ...
Trump's "Muslim ban" is not the first time the United States has attempted to prevent certain groups from entering the country.
President Trump praised abolitionist Frederick Douglass in his first remarks on Black History Month.