Even decades or centuries after a historic event, it can be the center of endless and spirited debate. These historical controversies and the questions surrounding them may never be put to rest — but that doesn’t mean historians and writers will ever stop trying to find the answers.
World War II
The history of the Confederate Flag is full of myth and hearsay. So here’s the truth of how it emerged during the Civil War—and its meaning then and now.
Other historical controversies
Columbus’s role in the murder of Indigenous tribes has called into question whether the famous explorer deserves a day to be celebrated.