A descendant of concentration camp survivors argues that using the right vocabulary can help clarify the stakes when confronting wartime trauma
Powered by compressed air, the system transported millions of letters between 1897 and 1953
Volunteers based out of a Nebraska train station offered American troops encouragement and free food, including birthday cakes and popcorn balls
Created as department store marketing tools, many of these seasonal figures became beloved holiday traditions
Contrary to popular belief, the 1773 protest opposed a tax break, not a tax hike. And it didn't immediately unify the colonies against the British
Can recreating photographs from the 19th century connect a family to its lost heritage?
A bold new photographic project asks modern-day Americans to recreate portraits of their 19th-century ancestors in painstakingly accurate fashion
Lionel Licorish earned accolades for rescuing as many as 20 passengers from the wreckage of the S.S. "Vestris"
At his peak, the television icon, who died at 101, reached more than 120 million Americans with shows like "All in the Family"
The Union general directly benefited from the brutal institution before and during the Civil War
The first woman justice to serve on the nation's highest court died on Friday at age 93
In 19th-century St. Louis, Madam Priscilla Henry earned a life-changing fortune—and scores of enemies vying for her crown
The Pennsylvanian was one of America’s greatest heroes. Why hasn’t he gotten his due?
The Icarians thought they could build a paradise, but their project was marked by failure almost from the start
This Yuletide mainstay continues to warm cockles and ventricles everywhere
Inspired by a moment of empathy from President Theodore Roosevelt, the huggable toy had a rocky start before it became the stuff of legend
The Bradley Cooper-led film is a dramatization of the storied composer and conductor's complex love life
Sixty years ago, three pathologists at the National Naval Medical Center examined the president's fatal wounds
Smithsonian experts reflect on the life and legacy of the former first lady, who died Sunday at age 96
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