On Nov. 7, when President-elect Joe Biden urged in his address that we “give each other a chance,” his words summoned Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address of 1865.
As the American Civil War interrupted cotton production, plantation owners looked to the new colony of Queensland.
The radical potential of the 14th amendment has been underestimated.
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.