In the early nineteenth-century, Mexico had a problem with American immigrants.
Where do the terms hawks and doves come from? The symbolic connections are ancient, but the War of 1812 put them in the political lexicon.
Shirley Chisholm: the first black female U.S. Representative, first black major-party candidate for President, and the first Democratic Party woman to run.
As one of her day’s most famous Southerners, Helen Keller was uniquely poised to point out—and challenge—that troubled racial heritage.
The "sparrow war" in the United States in the 1870s ended with a resounding victory… for the sparrows.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863. It took over two years for the news to reach some enslaved people.
What is Flag Day, again? Early American flags were all over the place. There was no consensus about the flag until 25 years after the Revolution.
Over the past 50 years, the portion of Americans who smoke dropped has dropped from 42 to 15 percent. The precipitous decline could mean the end of the fascination.
Louis D. Brandeis was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice a century ago. The protracted nomination process may sound familiar.
Prostitution and sex work are useful metric for historians seeking insight into the American West.