Did Civil War Soldiers Have PTSD?
One hundred and fifty years later, historians are discovering some of the earliest known cases of post-traumatic stress disorder
The Horrific Sand Creek Massacre Will Be Forgotten No More
The opening of a national historic site in Colorado helps restore to public memory one of the worst atrocities ever perpetrated on Native Americans
How Much Do We Really Know About Pocahontas
Historian Tony Horwitz tries to separate the truth from the myths that have been built up about the Jamestown “princess”
One Man’s Epic Quest to Visit Every Former Slave Dwelling in the United States
Joseph McGill, a descendant of slaves, has devoted his life to ensuring the preservation of these historic sites
The Woman Who (Maybe) Struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
Of all the strange baseball exploits of the Depression era, none was more surprising than Jackie Mitchell’s supposed feat
The True Story of the Battle of Bunker Hill
Nathaniel Philbrick takes on one of the Revolutionary War’s most famous and least understood battles
Has Gettysburg Kicked Its Kitsch Factor?
Historian Tony Horwitz travels to the Civil War battlefield and finds that even where time is frozen, it’s undergone welcome changes
Looking at the Battle of Gettysburg Through Robert E. Lee’s Eyes
Anne Kelly Knowles, the winner of Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards, uses GIS technology to change our view of history
The Vice Presidents That History Forgot
The U.S. vice presidency has been filled by a rogues gallery of mediocrities, criminals and even corpses
The War of 1812's Forgotten Battle Cry
Remember the Raisin? You probably don't
The 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the War of 1812
Why did the country really go to war against the British? Which American icon came out of the forgotten war?