Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
On the surface, 1941 Oklahoma case was a painful shellacking, but it shocked the country and jumpstarted the civil rights movement
As Coronavirus-induced shutdowns swept the nation and exposed cracks in many parts of our society, they also exposed another pressing desire—haircuts.
Oddities from the 1787 conclave that created the United States of America we know
Only when settlers instituted private property rights did the New World thrive
Jamie Montgomery failed, but his case set a precedent that ended chattel bondage in Scotland 12 years later
The first president's cool head and respect for science helped a young America survive smallpox and yellow fever
Long before it became Margaritaville, Key West was a boom town built on bad news
Composer's greatest gift was an ear for the simple and the sweet
A civil case involving property lines finds a Founding Father battling a neighbor
On capturing Fort William Henry in 1757, the French commander offered his British prisoners safe passage—but his Indian allies weren’t feeling as magnanimous