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Tecumseh and The Prophet at Tippecanoe

Author: Peter Cozzens

While his brother Tecumseh was assembling the greatest Indian confederation the U.S. would ever confront, the “Prophet” launched a fateful preemptive attack in Indiana Territory.

Humboldt in America

Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey

When the leading European naturalist visited America and met with Thomas Jefferson, it had a profound impact on the young nation.

Was the Presidential Election Stolen?

Author: Roy Morris Jr.

There was widespread fraud, especially in the swing state of Florida. We are talking, of course, about 1876.

Christmas Dinner at Mount Vernon

Author: The Editors

Roast pig, boiled rockfish, and apple pie were among the dishes George and Martha enjoyed during the holiday in 1797. Here are some actual recipes.

The Voice of Young America

Author: Vincent DiGirolamo

Newsboys in antebellum New York and elsewhere were embroiled in all the major conflicts of their day, becoming mixed metaphors for enterprise and annoyance. 

Those Were the Days

Author: Jim Cullen

The sitcom “All in the Family” debuted 50 years ago this month, and had a lasting effect on television and American culture.

Dred Scott: the Supreme Court's Worst Decision

Author: H. W. Brands

Chief Justice Roger Taney made his contribution to the ideology of white supremacy when he asserted that blacks were a people apart, beyond the promise of the Declaration and the guarantees of the Constitution.

Two Hours in Hell at Pearl Harbor

Author: Ed Offley

USS Nevada was the only battleship to get underway during the attack at Pearl Harbor. The recent discovery of the ship's hull revived interest in her dramatic story.

Pandemics in America

Author: Edwin S. Grosvenor

Masks and "social distancing" are nothing new. Over the centuries, Americans have suffered terribly from smallpox, yellow fever, cholera, typhoid, pellagra, influenza, polio, and other pandemics.

Biden Predicts 9/11 Attack on 9/10

Author: Gil Klein

When he was Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Joe Biden pointed out the real threat to America