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.
Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
The effects of imprisonment on the senses scarred prisoners for the rest of their lives