Defining Ulysses S. Grant has become more complex. The general’s reputation has been trending upward thanks to the work of recent historians.
Was Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler’s reign as the Crescent City’s de facto dictator really as infamous as history has led us to believe?
Freedom By Hatchet: An African–American sailor used a sharp blade to turn the tables on his Rebel captors
Steward William Tillman waited more than a week to take back his freedom after Confederate privateers had captured and boarded the schooner S.J. Waring.
Joseph McGill began sleeping in slave cabins to draw attention to endangered buildings, but his efforts evolved into a platform for dialogue about slavery.