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A misleading history of the Underground Railroad.

For abolitionist John Brown, equality was not a theoretical stance but a daily practice.

On May 22, 1787, nine Quakers and three Anglicans gathered in a London print shop with the express purpose of doing something about the international slave trade.

Beginning in the fifteenth century, Africa, Europe and the Americas came together in the Atlantic to create new economies, new cultures and new societies.

The Fourth of July is traditionally a time for reading the Declaration of Independence and listening to patriotic speeches.

Along with the Bible and Moby-Dick, Alexis de Tocqueville's
Democracy in America has got to be one of the world's
least-read classics.

Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

Editor's Note: Due to an unfortunate glitch in production, two lines are missing from the printed version of Daniel Lazare's essay. They have been restored in this version.

African-American history, broadly defined, continues to be the most innovative and exciting field in American historical studies.

Shortly after Strom Thurmond died, the flags at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia were lowered to half-staff. Every flag except one, that is.

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In one film, grateful black people; in the other, the vengeful ones.

December 25, 2012