Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.
By Meredith Good
Fifty years ago, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi.
By Amy Lifson
Massachusetts nearly secedes during the War of 1812.
By Kevin Mahnken
A steel town in New Jersey made the Golden Gate Bridge possible.
By Edward Tenner
A cache of photographs reveals the history of a historic Rhode Island house.
By Nina Markov
How a strident segregationist transformed into the beloved author of Little Tree.
A new book examines centuries of art in Louisiana.
Walking tours of Baltimore's Mount Vernon reveal a neighborhood's literary roots and architectural gems.
By Jen Kalaidis
Simmie Knox's bumpy road from abstract artist to presidential portraitist.
By Henry Wiencek
U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.
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