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Robert Smalls

A Voyage to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a Confederate ship to escape from slavery in South Carolina.

James Meredith

The Evolution of Ole Miss

Fifty years ago, James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi.

USS Constitution

Fractures of 1812

Massachusetts nearly secedes during the War of 1812.

Constructing cables on the Golden Gate Bridge

Steel into Gold

A steel town in New Jersey made the Golden Gate Bridge possible.

The Porch at Hearthside

Picture Perfect

A cache of photographs reveals the history of a historic Rhode Island house.

Asa Carter

Self-made Man

How a strident segregationist transformed into the beloved author of Little Tree.

cover of Unique Slant of Light

Southern Imagination

A new book examines centuries of art in Louisiana.

Mount Vernon's Hotel Belvedere.

Street Sense

Walking tours of Baltimore's Mount Vernon reveal a neighborhood's literary roots and architectural gems.

Simmie Knox's portrait of John Hope Franklin.

To See a Face

Simmie Knox's bumpy road from abstract artist to presidential portraitist.


A diver examines the wreck of U-85.

Into the Deep

U-boats off the Carolina Coast were part of Germany's attack against American shipping in World War II.