This week Americans celebrated the Fourth of July, with barbeques, beer, music, and fireworks, all packaged up in the celebration of freedom. That's the popular narrative for the birth of our country.
Some 55,000 soldiers were killed and wounded during the Battle of Waterloo, a carnage comparable to the first day of the Somme. A new book written by a surgeon ahead of this summer's 200th anniversary
April 1865 was a momentous month in American history. On April 9, the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union forces of Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War. Then on
Some politicians want to get rid of the AP U.S.-history curriculum because it paints a cynical picture of the country's backstory. My 5-year-old son won’t learn the same history in high school that I when
Jennifer Teege is a German-born black woman who — during her quest to learn more about her birth family — uncovered a surprising connection to the Holocaust and Amon Goeth, the Nazi commander famously
World War I at Sea: Antisubmarine Warfare, Torpedoes and Mines Sopwith Cuckoo Dropping Torpedo In February 1915 the German government announced the commencement of unrestricted submarine warfare against
The Civil War cotton shock didn't just shake the American economy. The American Civil War is one of the best-researched events in human history. Hundreds of historians have dedicated their professional