A recently digitized slave narrative collection consists of original manuscripts compiled by John Brother Cade and his students at Southern University.
Harsh punishments were declining in the nineteenth century. Then came sensationalist news coverage of a reputed crime wave.
By the time the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, did colonial Americans still sound like their British counterparts?
Presuming that immigration was a boon to national security, U.S. borders remained mostly open for the first century of the nation’s existence.