John Elliott Cairnes' devastating critique of Southern society sinks the Confederacy's campaign to bond with Britain
In Gettysburg, black citizens found fragile freedom.
Author explores the personalities of the men who argued Plessy v. Ferguson, one of the Supreme Court's worst decisions
Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America, by Stephanie Gorton
Idaho mother's inconsequential lawsuit challenging gender discrimination forced a rewrite of the entire U.S. code.
Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
On the surface, 1941 Oklahoma case was a painful shellacking, but it shocked the country and jumpstarted the civil rights movement
With war in the wings, the United States began calling men into service in 1940.
Films from 2012 are relevant to continuing conceptions of the Civil War