A 1763 massacre by colonial settlers exposed the irreconcilable contradictions of conquest by people concerned with civility.
A correctional officer’s history of 19th century prisons and modern-day parallels. From Sing Sing to suicide watch, torture treads a fine line.
Law firms founded on Protestant identity necessitated the creation of firms that would hire those shut out by WASP gatekeeping.
World War I saw the availability of potash plummet, while its price doubled. The US found this critical component for multiple industries in Pacific kelp.
When states began restricting labor by children, verifying a person's age became an important means of enforcement.
Freedom libraries in the south provided Black residents with access to spaces and books, whether in church basements or private homes.
Buried within Adelante is evidence of a fleeting attempt at prison reform and oversight in Connecticut. Is history repeating itself?
Abraham Lincoln proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in America on January 1, 1863. Today, we've annotated the Emancipation Proclamation for readers.
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For eleven days in February and March 1717, New England was hit with four major snowstorms. The devastation struck some as a sign from God.