In the summer of 1776, Boston offered smallpox inoculation to everyone and required those who declined to leave town or stay in their homes.
Fewer than half of Americans report knowing someone who is Muslim. Here we explain Islam, its diversity and its long history in the United States.
A scholar of early US history celebrates the country’s 245th birthday with six under-appreciated ideas about the founding document.
Trump supporters have staked a claim to the US Constitution and the founding era of the country in their battle against what they perceive as an ‘illegitimate’ government.
The absence of effective government policy doesn’t make citizens free. It takes away their power, leaving them less able to act to address their needs. That’s especially clear during the pandemic.
As the coronavirus spreads far and wide, a political philosopher argues that it is a time to understand that the idea of individual happiness does not work without thinking of the larger good.
Spirituals were created out of the experience of enslaved people in the US. They weren’t songs of anger – but of an abiding belief in the victory of good over evil.
The Declaration of Independence was not greeted with universal acclaim and many Americans stayed loyal to the crown.
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. A scholar explains King’s strategies in resistance.
Martin Luther King Jr. led one of the most successful, nonviolent resistance movements in American history. Here’s a roundup of key coverage from our archive.
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. It was related to his Christian faith. He urged his followers to emulate the love that Christ epitomized.