What a Teacher's Letters Reveal About Robert Smalls, Who Stole a Confederate Ship to Secure His Freedom From Slavery
Harriet M. Buss' missives home detail the future congressman's candid views on race and the complicity of Confederate women
A few weeks after the president delivered the Gettysburg Address, he called on Congress to welcome immigrants as a "source of national wealth and strength"
Powered by compressed air, the system transported millions of letters between 1897 and 1953
The Pennsylvanian was one of America’s greatest heroes. Why hasn’t he gotten his due?
A Pentagon spokesperson has denied the claims, while lawmakers are pushing for information on UFOs to be declassified
After years of delays, New York City officially approved a statue commemorating the borough native and political trailblazer
Once considered a relic of moral panics past, the 1873 law criminalized sending "obscene, lewd or lascivious" materials through the mail
Lewis Hine's early 20th-century "photo stories" sparked meaningful legislative reform
In 1910, a failed House bill sought to increase the availability of low-cost meat by importing hippopotamuses that would be killed to make "lake cow bacon"
A new book tells the definitive history of an Alabama community founded by survivors of the slave trade
Always a dealmaker, then-senator LBJ negotiated with segregationists to pass a bill that cautiously advanced racial equality
California’s Robert Garcia says the superhero embodies values like truth and justice
In 1922, Rebecca Latimer Felton, a Georgia women's rights activist and lynching proponent, temporarily filled a dead man's Senate seat
A new rule could save consumers $2,800 on a pair of hearing aids, officials say
The spending bill aims to spur investment in renewable energy and slash greenhouse gas emissions
Long ridiculed, the Howard Chandler Christy artwork of the signing of the U.S. Constitution shows democracy at its most realistic
From a 1951 investigation into organized crime to the Watergate scandal, the ongoing January 6 hearings are part of a lengthy political tradition
The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion cleared a six-month backlog of mail while stationed in Europe in 1945
A 1974 switch to year-round DST proved unpopular, with Americans expressing "distaste" for the long, dark winter mornings
How Sitting Bull's Fight for Indigenous Land Rights Shaped the Creation of Yellowstone National Park
The 1872 act that established the nature preserve provoked Lakota assertions of sovereignty
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