Using language in Massachusetts' state constitution, Freeman, known as 'Mum Bett,' successfully challenged her enslavement in court
The tale of the heroes who held out in a Spanish mission and created the Texas Republic leaves out a critical detail: Slavery
The bill passed in a 285-120 vote
The story of Soviet prisoners of war who fought hard for survival in the hope of one day returning home remains largely untold
German President Calls for Peace with Russia, Eastern Europe for 80th Anniversary of Operation Barbarossa
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appealed for peace for the 80th anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union
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
The Empire State inherited a huge hunk of its soul from the Netherlands
The hidden history of Economy Hall recalls a brotherhood of Black leaders who built a vibrant community.
Historian S.C. (Sam) Gwynne's "Hymns of the Republic" looks at the Civil War's final year from multiple perspectives.
After 35-year fight, Maine's abolitionist leadership accepted statehood with a condition—the proslavery Missouri Compromise
John Elliott Cairnes' devastating critique of Southern society sinks the Confederacy's campaign to bond with Britain
In Gettysburg, black citizens found fragile freedom.