American History

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – PART 12: Slaughter In The West Woods

The first phase of the battle fought along Jackson’s front around the Miller Farm and surrounding woods and focusing on the Dunker Church was a …

Military History

Empathy Is the Kryptonite We Need to Vanquish Trump

A growing stack of new books warns us against the toxic predations of Trump and his spineless GOP minions. But a time-honored remedy already …

News (U.S.)

"The Valley of Manassas was the Valley of Death"

“The Valley of Manassas was the Valley of Death” – Clara Barton Letter, July 1861<p><b>Penned to her father in the immediate aftermath of the First Battle</b> …

American Civil War

Episode 176: Daina Ramey Berry, The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave - Ben Franklin's World

What did it mean to be a person and to also be a commodity in early America?<p>Daina Ramey Berry, an Associate Professor of History at the University of …

Black History

If you think the Statue of Liberty symbolizes open borders, check history

At a time when immigration and the very nature of America's heritage is being re-examined, it is worth considering the history of one of America's …

Opinion

On This Day: Bank robber John Dillinger killed

On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger died in a hail of bullets from federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

U.S. Air Force

Another way to atone for past sins at Faneuil Hall

Boston’s tourist hub is named for a slave trader. Artist Steve Locke wants to commemorate that history without taking Peter Faneuil’s name off the …

Black History

Young Americans are drinking themselves to death at a ‘disturbing’ rate, study says

From 1999-2016, liver disease deaths spiked in the United States — by 65 percent, according to a study from two Universisty of Michigan …

Public Health

William Faulkner conference focuses on slavery as theme

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A conference at the University of Mississippi is focusing on what slavery meant in the life, imagination and writing of William …

Ole Miss

Look: Oldest Louisville Slugger bat being auctioned off

The bat is now being put on the auction block by Goldin Auctions and could fetch north of $5,000.<p>But it’s the story of the bat that is pretty …

Major League Baseball

Pulaski Day Celebration in Cheektowaga

<b>CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP)</b> - Poland's secretary of state and actress Loretta Swit are in western New York for the annual Pulaski Day …

Western New York

Still Fighting: Inside the Dedication of the National Confederate Museum

Amid a period of national reckoning regarding Confederate statues, park names and other symbology and iconography, The Sons of Confederate Veterans …

War

Friday Flashback: A Profile of UCLA Decathlete C.K. Yang

While everyone recognizes the name Rafer Johnson, not everyone will recognize his UCLA teammate C.K. Yang.This week, we begin a new column where we …

Athletics

Down in Front

July 21, 2018 • Cleveland, Ohio • Zack Hatfield at the inaugural FRONT Triennial<p><b>BEFORE THE CUYAHOGA RIVER CAUGHT FIRE</b>, searing onto the public …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Olympians’ Contributions Featured Prominently In National Museum Of African American History And Culture

<i>A statue at the National Museum of African American History and Culture depicts Tommie Smith (C), John Carlos (R) and Peter Norman of Australia (L)</i> …

Black History

Seth Pomeroy - American Revolutionary War Forums

Seth was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Ebeneezer and Sarah (King) Pomeroy. His father was a prominent local citizen, and had been a Major in …

American Revolution

How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine

“We need to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their …

History

CIA official: China is waging ‘a cold war’ against the United States

China is waging “a cold war” against the United States, a senior U.S. intelligence official argued Friday.<p>“At the end of the day, the Chinese …

China

Those who deny birthright citizenship get the Constitution wrong

<i>Elizabeth Wydra is president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.</i><p>Since its ratification 150 years ago, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution has guaranteed that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …

Opinion

Scarborough: GOP ‘no longer deserves to survive’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Friday tore into President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem …

Donald Trump

Trump Is Ramping Up the GOP's War on the Poor — And No One's Noticed

Recently the Trump administration announced that the War on Poverty is over: On the evidence, the rich won Donald Trump, the Republican Party and …

Donald Trump

Minnesota man who planned ‘second American Revolution’ found guilty

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — An Oklee, Minn., man whom prosecutors said planned to start an armed revolution has been found guilty of stockpiling a cache of …

Police Shootings

The Civil War and Its Legacy Video - Slavery in America

Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present.<p>Please enter a valid email address<p>By submitting your information, you agree to …

A+E Networks

SCHAEFFER: ANTIETAM – PART 11: The Mumma Farm

While the fighting in the Miller Cornfield to the north and west ground to a bloody stalemate, fresh Union and Confederate reinforcements arrived on …

American Civil War

The Last Sharknado: It's About Time's ending has been written since Sharknado 4

After becoming a worldwide phenomenon of hammy schlock, it’s finally time for the <i>Sharknado</i> series to hang up its chainsaw and leave those one-liners …

Bill Murray

House Bill Provides $8M for HBCU Historic Preservation Fund

Advocates for historically Black colleges and universities are praising the passage of a U.S. House of Representatives “minibus” appropriations bill …

HBCUs

Dead Letters: Special All–Papa John Edition

<i>Welcome back to Dead Letters, the feature in which we reprint our favorite reader mail. We should take this moment to remind you that all emails to</i> …

Civil Rights

Who are the Dewdrop Fairies?

While most of us have heard of the victory gardens of World War II, many of us may not realize that those gardens are seeded in a history of World …

Michelle Obama

Losing Egypt to Russia Isn't the Real Problem—but Collapse Is

Cairo is no long a prize to be won, but a weak state in need of reform.While most attention regarding U.S.-Russian competition in the Middle East is …

Middle East

Battle of Peach Tree Creek Facts & Summary | American Battlefield Trust

50,000<p>ACRES SAVED<p>The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 50,000 acres in 24 states!<p><b>American Battlefield Trust</b><p>Find details …

War