In 1860, John C. Breckinridge ran for president against Lincoln, and broke the Democrats in two.
In the early days of basketball, the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School took on all comers.
It’s easy enough to wander through the Asian art wing of a large museum and skim over the fine print.
George Mason swore he would rather "chop off his right hand" than sign the Constitution.
Long indecipherable letters, written in ink made from crushed seeds, are now readable through spectral imaging.
The slave trade by the numbers.
Rome's ruthless upstart was really a savvy insider, until fortune turned her back on him.
The rise of America's culture of print.
A term of conquest and miscegenation now describes a cosmopolitan identity and worldview.
The neighborhood where Henry David Thoreau took shelter was home to Concord's "abandoned" slaves.
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