The men who made the Metropolitan Museum's American Wing
Modern Memorial Day's Civil War and Reconstruction roots
What was gun control like in the Wild West?
Mary Rogers' death in 1841 inspired frantic media speculation, criminal legislation, and Edgar Allan Poe's fiction
As 9/11 passes into history, what it means to remember that Tuesday—and its aftermath
The fight about how to teach American history in public schools is an old one
What was the aftermath of the 1918 pandemic really like?
How the 19th-century American asylum was used as a tool to control and punish women
The scandalous suspension of Olympic swimmer Eleanor Holm
Climate change and the meteorological extremes of the summer of 1816
In the 1910s, the hobble skirt was blamed for traffic accidents, bankruptcies, and setting back the women's rights movement
The mythology and madness of the Klondike Gold Rush