Black slaves recall their perilous journey to freedom using a network of hidden trails and safehouses laid out by freedmen and white abolitionists
With a little help from presidential pal Theodore Roosevelt, Natalie Curtis helped defend Native American culture against the federal juggernaut
Until the 19th century, ice fit for human consumption was scarce, hacked and sawn by hand, and available only locally in limited, highly prized quantities
Using language in Massachusetts' state constitution, Freeman, known as 'Mum Bett,' successfully challenged her enslavement in court
In the 1930s trigger-happy gangsters prompted America to impose controls on firearms
A pistol and information from a shady gunsmith helped police locate the notorious criminal who killed a federal agent the evening of April 22, 1934
Author Jia Lynn Yang reexamines the immigration debate and how it still centers on 'Americanness' and ethnicity
Scientist Matthew Maury modernized navigation techniques but his racist politics have made him a pariah
In late 1917, an American soldier risked government censors’ wrath to smuggle home a letter about dodging German submarines while aboard a troopship headed for war
History often recounts successful covert actions, but historian Vince Houghton spins a new perspective—failed plots built on the ridiculous
Drawing on his own translations, author Kevin H. Siepel chronicles the escapades of famous Spanish Colonizers.
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.