On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, four experts consider the event’s global legacy.
A new term inadvertently changed the way people thought about runaway slaves.
Defending their homelands, Native American chiefs fought violently with European colonists. But when conducting diplomacy in the city, they drank tea, went to the theatre and dressed for the occasion.
Was the US president ‘dealing with the devil’ in his relationships with segregationist politicians or was his ‘the art of the possible’?
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.
Women, non-importation agreements and spinning bees in the American Revolution.