It wasn't just educational institutions like Georgetown University that profited off of slavery; churches, too, were complicit in the system.
How race is historically and culturally defined.
In the immediate aftermath of September 11th, impromptu shrines appeared.
Thomas Edison had a big stake in the AC/DC war of the currents and would say anything to win.
In colonial America, restaurants as we know them today were virtually unheard of.
Jane Lawrence documents the forced sterilization of thousands of Native American women by the Indian Health Service in the 1960s and 1970s.
Hawaii has been a state for 57 years, but its history goes back much further.
In 1770, the average colonial Americans consumed about three and a half gallons of alcohol per year, about double the modern rate.
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.