Dying in America 200 years ago was a simply family affair, devoid of pomp. The US Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's embrace of embalming changed everything.
Even Donald Trump has paid his respects to Lincoln as an emblem of unity.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
Thanks to the US's polarised politics, presidents beloved abroad are controversial at home.
The most hated president in US history could teach our new leader a few things.
Would Abraham Lincoln ever have become president if he didn't stumble into a dry goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and strike up a friendship with its owner, Joshua Speed?
A philosopher argues that Trumpism may have vulgarized electoral politics, but he has also unwittingly illuminated brilliantly one of America's greatest accomplishments: a civil democracy
At a time when politics is showing its most divisive side, a scholar argues that embracing humility could help us deal with hidden biases.
Candidates beware! History suggests that book writing presidents are not necessarily the best presidents.
Public opinion on the flag may have shifted with lightning speed, but how did it hold on as long as it did? The answer has to do with how it served both Democratic and Republican parties alike.
The dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Freedman's Bank 1865-1874