On the road year-round, he brought clean-cut entertainment and small-town spectacle to burgs up and down the Lone Star State
It took a century and a half and the tireless work of dissenting Friends to create the first White-dominated antislavery movement
Mary Todd Lincoln's closest confidante was a seamstress born in slavery
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.
A wooden chest, a breeches pocket, and a year-old fight over a seat in Congress
The Great Depression made a laughing stock of 'Great Engineer' Herbert Hoover's faith in efficiency
Trump's crowd-pleasing catchphrase is more than a century old
The Empire State inherited a huge hunk of its soul from the Netherlands
The esteemed 20th-century writer demanded that White society accept its culpability in the betrayal of Black people
Before antibiotics, tuberculosis was a leading cause of death, a national fixation, and the scourge of artists
After years as a plutocrat’s plaything a luxury vessel came to a violent end
Shaved-pated eccentric with eyes like Rasputin's formed a devil-worshiping church and made a bundle fleecing the gullible
While Charlie Chaplin mocked suffragists, a Hollywood titan and a newspaper heiress put their weight behind a new medium and a message
The hidden history of Economy Hall recalls a brotherhood of Black leaders who built a vibrant community.
Survivor of father's alcohol abuse commits his life to empowering women—and dumping demon rum