How could John Baylor have done such terrible thing and simultaneously be so effusively affectionate in his letters home?
What does stump speech and pork barrel mean? A short lexicon of American political terms.
For the past two months, I have been on a researching road trip through the West and Southwest—Colorado, ...
Nineteenth-century visual images, then, had power to move people to action, to convert ideas into policy.
Where did the Secret Service come from?
For scholars of American history, letter-writing makes historical research possible.
American maps in the early 19th century.
Megan Kate Nelson, a historian of Civil War and the American Southwest, is behind the (Un)Catalogued Column for JSTOR Daily.
Embalming practices were first introduced in the US during the Civil War to preserve bodies for transportation.