General Daniel Ruggles turned his back on his Yankee roots to fight for the Confederacy
A battle at Sitka in 1804 began the vast northwest territory's tilt into American hands
The Constitution's press freedom guarantor forbids gag laws
Hard-working immigrant mama built a business empire buying and selling stolen goods
Jakob Reimer mastered dodging the past—and passing as an ordinary U.S. citizen.
Farmer's son endured combat, enslavement, and near-execution before his talents as a diplomat brought peace with the Algonquians
Radical Republicans pushed for aggressive military policy, emancipation, and Western expansion
A Norwegian immigrant wrote letters home in his native language and invisible ink