Blessed with beauty and wealth, California fails to come to terms with its past.

From the taming of the ‘Wild West’ to the lucrative wages of sin.

The unusual circumstances of the founding of New Orleans have had lasting impact on its culture. 

Benjamin Franklin was a practical man. When short of type as a young printer, he spurned the idea of waiting for duplicates from England and...

A celebrated image of the first Thanksgiving presents an idealised view of a troubled relationship.

Faced with an extortionate rise in the price of kosher meat, Jewish women in New York’s Lower East Side employed protest tactics borrowed from the radical political movements that prospered in their neighbourhood. 

The deal to buy Alaska from Russia was signed on 30 March 1867.

In the absence of a European democratic model, the Founding Fathers turned to the apparently perfect state of the Iroquois Five Nations as a template for a federal United States, combining the best of both worlds.

The decree that led to the internment of Japanese-Americans was passed on 19 February 1942.

The dead, white, male canon has not merely stifled African-American history so much as smothered it. One author has spent her career grappling with the problem of America’s whitewashed past, writes Alexander Lee.