'Walden,' published in 1854, is a manual for solitude with a purpose.
It took decades for scientists to recognize HIV/AIDS as a new disease, and years longer to mobilize an effective response with broad public support. Will the US do better against novel coronavirus?
A reenactment of the largest slave rebellion in US history involves a plot twist. A scholar who studies race, history and memory says the new ending can spark new beginnings.
When the electoral process was helped along by practices that either were or appeared to be underhanded, the resulting wounds took a long time to heal – and may not ever have healed.
Researchers have analyzed data from the last 50 years of medals to learn what presidents consider important and what legacy they hope to leave behind.
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster portrayal of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most colourful founding fathers, opens this month in Toronto.
For the second year in a row, hip-hop music is the most popular form of music in the US. So why isn't it in more of America's classrooms? A hip-hop scholar weighs in.
Do public lands in the West belong to Westerners, or all Americans? Moving a federal agency's headquarters from Washington, DC to Colorado is the latest skirmish in a longtime struggle.
Many historians and other scholars say what Americans have traditionally learned about the complex period that followed the Civil War falls short of what we should know.
Border wall construction through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is encroaching on a site where people from many cultures have interacted for thousands of years.
Teachers grappling with how to teach current events at divisive times should emphasize history, study original sources and address polarization.
A media historian uses declassified government documents to show how both sides of the Iron Curtain worked to have the projects canned.
Protected from development, natural landscapes worldwide are emerging from the violence of war.
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
Long before Apple vs. Microsoft or Facebook vs. Google, there was Edison vs. Westinghouse.
In the early 20th century, women's food started being described as 'dainty,' meaning fanciful but not filling.
Over the past few decades, the US has gradually lowered the ceiling for refugees.
Up until the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, gambling and baseball had a marriage of convenience. A century later, gambling is again being seen as a solution to the sport's woes.
In just five Florida Panhandle counties, sea level rise could swamp more than 500 archaeological sites that tell the story of when and how Native Americans lived along the Gulf Coast.