Though he deplored slavery, James Madison owned slaves. A new book examines the Founding Father's contradictory conduct.
The chilling chronicle of an injustice in the Florida courts that became a turning point in the civil rights movement.
The story of the U.S. Capitol's renovation during a period of tumult.
A case for how religious belief has shaped America's foreign policy.
Foner follows the shifts in thought that led an embattled defender of the Union
to become the Great Emancipator.
A look at the world of a
myth-shrouded Sioux hero, and the continuing resonance of his life and death.
A new book portrays the second American-British conflict as a war whose concerns were largely internecine.
A sweeping survey of Gilded Age America traces the rise of modern wealth, and its power.
An impassioned history of the Great Migration of black Americans from the rural South to the urban North and West between 1910 and 1970.
In a new history of the American Revolution, an esteemed historian shifts the focus from the Founders to ordinary people.
As the Wild West turned into America's garden, migrant workers moved in to harvest its yield.
James Mustich talks with Daniel Okrent about his new book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
The historic battle at Little Bighorn, from the award-winning author of Mayflower.
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