Maine Governor Paul LePage's secret removal of a mural celebrating the state's labor history is just one in a long line of struggles over publicly-funded depictions of American workers.
For Anatol Lieven, Pakistan is a dangerous, fearsome country, a hard place to live and harder still to govern.
The story of the Lakotas does not end with their loss of the Black Hills or the massacre at Wounded Knee.
As contradictory as the gospel truths of California's digerati are the dogmas of West Coast evangelicalism, a melding of Jefferson and Jesus.
Between a fifth and a third of the white population remained loyal to Britain in 1776. Why?
Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole's Sacred Trash offers a precious meditation on how the discovery of hidden hoards of history can transform our worlds.
In a nonfiction account of a failed coup, the novelist Javier Cercas tackles the confounding history of Spain's transition to democracy.
History is replete with peaceful role models like the “Frontier Gandhi” of colonial India.
The history of our nation has many rich and vibrant hues—some of them red.
Ann Blair’s Too Much to Know explains how across the centuries the profusion of information has always inspired readers to invent shortcuts to knowledge.