19th Century Anesthesia and the Politics of Pain
Many doctors embraced anesthesia, but critics in the medical community protested its use, giving rise to what's known as the “ether controversy.”
Was Andrew Jackson Really a States’ Rights Champion?
On the 250 anniversary of Andrew Jackson's birth, a look at his squashing of the first great nullification crisis in American history.
Why Do They Build Party Platforms, Anyway?
What is the point of the party platforms unveiled at political conventions?