Having achieved success in the Seven Years War, the following decade would be a chastening experience for Britain, culminating in the loss of its American colonies.
Have dominant narratives of the American Civil War been detrimental to its emancipatory promise?
Saint or sinner? Recent demonstrations in the American city of St. Louis are just the latest battle for the legacy of a medieval French king.
How an individual act of resistance in 1850s’ New York led to the desegregation of the city’s transit system.
A terrorist attack on Wall Street a century ago aroused suspicion of anarchists, socialists and foreigners, as America saw danger around every corner.
With every major anniversary, our perspective on the voyage of the Mayflower changes. This year’s 400th will address the legacy of colonialism.
The first pilgrim settlers to America tried, and failed, to settle in Newfoundland.
Finding the grit in Brooklyn's gentrification.
Science and superstition collided when an apocalypse was predicted to strike the United States in December 1919.
Mark Twain painted an evocative vision of the Mississippi River, but he didn’t tell the whole story.