For a century and a half, wealthy northerners built their fortunes off sugar, rum, and human misery
Long before he fought at the Alamo, Davy Crockett served as a Tennessee Volunteer in the 1813–14 war against Red Stick Creek Indians
Kateri Tekakwitha shunned marriage and expressed her faith with mortification
Black and Native American soldiers outnumbered whites in overlooked July 1863 clash in what is now Oklahoma
A bitter feud between Generals John Gibbon and Joshua Owen, opposites in every regard, roiled the Army of the Potomac during the war. One would pay a dear price.