The Fifth Amendment allows the government to buy private property for the public good. That public good was long considered the expansion of white neighborhoods.
The founding of Walter Reed General Hospital at the beginning of the twentieth century marked a shift in medical care for military personnel and veterans.
Prisoners not only supported the war effort in surprising ways during World War II, they fought and died in it.
In the pages of Black Mask magazine, the Continental Op and Race Williams fought the KKK even as they shared its love of vigilante justice.
The nineteenth-century commitment to thrilling an audience embodied an emerging synergy of public performance, collective experience, and individual agency.
Hawaiian language and culture are emphasized throughout, ranging from before statehood and during martial law to modern day women's prisons.
Sixteen documents, including slave bills of sale, tell the cruel story of the enslaved lives that were listed in ledgers.
During the Cold War, philanthropic paternalism put Mexican American grassroots activists in the American Southwest at odds with East Coast funding institutions.
Rumors that enslaved Black New Yorkers were planning a revolt spread across Manhattan even more quickly than fires for which they were being blamed.
In the late 1960s, gubernatorial candidate Ronald Reagan made political hay by picking a fight with UC Berkeley over student protest and tenured “radicals.”