In the mid-nineteenth century, the law was ambiguous.
In one river town in central Illinois, a wetlands called N— Lake was scapegoated for destructive flooding.
The Volunbruns enslaved twenty people and moved relentlessly between empires and states as more jurisdictions outlawed slavery.
In some places, that red-and-gold flair might not fly.
The Shanti Project’s work in caring for people with AIDS provides valuable lessons in the efficacy of mutual aid in fighting disease.
Before 1945, many Vietnamese migrants to the United States were laborers. One was Ho Chi Minh.
From "insurrection" to "rebellion" to "Civil War," finding a name for the conflict was always political.
In the early 1800s, the Scottish immigrant wrote an anonymous tract imagining equality. He was worried about the brand-new American republic.
The horrific caning of Charles Sumner on the floor of the Senate in 1856 marked one of the most divisive moments in U.S. political history.
Historical and scholarly context for the January 6, 2021 insurrection.