What Walt Whitman can tell us about our democracy
A project at the National Archives to identify all the Jewish soldiers of the great American conflict is turning up more than expected
Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become
What the movie star could learn from the story of a woman who shared with her family, over Passover, that they had once owned slaves
NYC exhibit sparks memories of my father’s love of the 16th U.S. President
A historical debate hatches in New York
Looking at the infamous Civil War edict
Spielberg’s timely Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.
In 1862, Ulysses S. Grant issued an order expelling all Jews from his territory. Turns out, that was a good thing. Historian Jonathan Sarna explains.
Charges have dogged American Jews since the 1868 election, as Jonathan Sarna explains in ‘When General Grant Expelled the Jews’
The Civil War divded more than just North and South
Plus, a passive aggresive Purim and more
Adah Isaacs Menken was a 19th-century actress known for her audacity on and off the stage. A new biography uncovers the woman behind the scandals.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in U.S. history, hails not from the urban melting pot but from a Southern, explicitly Christian America
The case for Ulysses S. Grant
New ‘book’ ‘says’ that the Union inspired the Nazis