University of Chicago sociologist John Clegg is using the Union Army records of African-American men like Abram Garvin to learn about self-emancipation.
Disastrous midterm campaign tour was a shortcut to impeachment
From Dred Scott to anchor babies, 'Born in the USA' has caused hot debate
The son of a sharecropper, Mississippi-born Jesse Leeroy Brown would do whatever it took to become a pilot and break the navy's color barrier
In "Glory in Their Spirit," author Sandra M. Bolzenius uncovers the tensions surrounding the military regarding race and sex during World War II.
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight, Simon & Schuster, 2018; $37.50
A decade before he was gunned down, a madwoman stuck a shiv in the civil rights leader's chest.