Andrew Jackson had a predilection for old-fashioned fights of honor.
How the nearness of the Mexican border influenced formerly enslaved people in the state of Texas.
In the book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, Pamela Newkirk tells a tale that is more than astonishing.
Bonnie and Clyde went to their deaths on May 23, 1934
Early efforts to get Americans to eat healthy food started with targeting poor citizens.
Background on James Truslow Adams, who coined the phrase The American Dream.
New York City will unveil a plaque today marking the location of the city's slave market at Wall Street.
Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"
The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
An experiment in Political Psychology points to just how powerful the confederate flag continues to be in stirring up racist attitudes among whites.