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
Leland Stanford bribed, stole, and murdered his way to fame and acclaim
The American commander was pressured to hang a Redcoat officer in retaliation for a patriot's murder
Iran will build a bomb when it's ready, despite treaty restrictions
After a slow start, Washington's spymasters used mathematics, chemistry, and sneakiness to turn the tide against the British