Andrew Jackson in black and white

Andrew Jackson’s Duels

Andrew Jackson had a predilection for old-fashioned fights of honor.
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Enslaved People in Texas and the Mexican Border

How the nearness of the Mexican border influenced formerly enslaved people in the state of Texas.
1906 photograph of Ota Benga holding a chimpanzee at the Bronx Zoo

Ota Benga and the Living Ethnographic Exhibit

In the book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk tells a tale that is more than astonishing.
"Bonnieclyde f" by Photo by one of the Barrow gang - This image is available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3c34474. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bonnieclyde_f.jpg#/media/File:Bonnieclyde_f.jpg


The Deaths of Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde went to their deaths on May 23, 1934
A kitchen table full of chopped vegetables and spices

A Plan to Get the Poor to Eat Healthy Food—in the 1890s

Early efforts to get Americans to eat healthy food started with targeting poor citizens.
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James Truslow Adams: Dreaming up the American Dream

Background on James Truslow Adams, who coined the phrase The American Dream.
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Wall Street’s Slave Market

New York City will unveil a plaque today marking the location of the city's slave market at Wall Street.
A landscape of dust with sparse patches of grass

Revising Dust Bowl Myths

Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"
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An End to All Hell: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s End

The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
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The Psychological Power of the Confederate Flag

An experiment in Political Psychology points to just how powerful the confederate flag continues to be in stirring up racist attitudes among whites.