Hard-working immigrant mama built a business empire buying and selling stolen goods
Patricia O’Toole compellingly explains how a moralizing outlook drove Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, from WWI to handling domestic politics.
High-pressure hydraulic mining operations send toxic sludge down river, inundating towns and farms
Jesse Owens won a coup in Hitler's Germany, but today's NBA stars kowtow to China
After leading Harlem Hellfighters in battle, renowned band leader lost his life in backstage fracas
The Northwest Territory states were home to thousands of African Americans in the early 1800s
For a century and a half, wealthy northerners built their fortunes off sugar, rum, and human misery
American painting style grew out of heroic scenes, martyrs' deaths, and massive historic murals
When America flexed its imperial muscles in the South Pacific, a literal typhoon got in the way
Known for waterfalls, gorges, and Cornell University, Cayuga locale was perfect for silent movie 'cliffhangers'
Coalition of slaveholders and conservative abolitionists offered black Americans a land of 'liberty'
Obscure poet ginned up fake reviews, posed for sexy photos, and used a private Emerson quote as a blurb