President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that he'd overstepped his constitutional bounds.
Ayers argues that America should acknowledge the importance of emancipation with a national holiday.
How Mary Mallon, an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid, became one of the most dangerous women in America
In August 1997, a scientist named Johan Hultin from San Francisco traveled to Brevig Mission and, with permission of the town’s elders, excavated the local cemetery to try and unearth a victim of the outbreak buried deep within the frozen tundra.
A battle at Sitka in 1804 began the vast northwest territory's tilt into American hands
Patricia O’Toole compellingly explains how a moralizing outlook drove Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, from WWI to handling domestic politics.