He took a remarkable stand against slavery in the countdown to the American Civil War – but opinion differs about his methods.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
Christmas tends to assume a strong sense of its own significance in times of protracted conflict.
Some troops in the American Civil War were struck down by clinical nostalgia.
Can a Hollywood film re-write one of the oldest and most important stories in the American past?
Congress is debating the power of government to use a military draft. An Ole Miss historian explains how this power is rooted in our nation's founding document.
The number of people in slavery across the world is on the rise, or maybe researchers are just getting better at counting.
The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.