The brief success of Harlem's own record company.
By David Suisman
In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
By Meredith Hindley
In the early days of basketball, the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School took on all comers.
By Delia Cabe
It’s easy enough to wander through the Asian art wing of a large museum and skim over the fine print.
By Lauren Viera
George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.
By Pauline Maier
Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.
By Anna Maria Gillis
The slave trade by the numbers.
By James Williford
Rome's ruthless upstart was really a savvy insider, until fortune turned her back on him.
By Edward Champlin
The rise of America's culture of print.
By David Skinner
A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.
By Ilan Stavans
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
Who Was Westbrook Pegler?
The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
Friends of Rousseau
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
By Leo Damrosch
The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
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