The Chickens and the BullsThe rise and incredible fall of a vicious extortion ring that preyed on prominent gay men in the 1960s.
Happy 200th Birthday, War of 1812!A primer on America’s most bumbling, most confusing, and most forgotten conflict.
What Did Thomas Jefferson’s World Sound Like?Recreating the soundscape of Monticello, from patriotic songs to the slap of the whip.
“Patriotic Gore is Not Really Much Like Any Other Book by Anyone”Revisiting one of the most important and confounding books ever written about the Civil War.
The Boss of BossesOne hundred years ago, John Pierpont Morgan was called before a Congress suspicious of his bank’s power and influence. Sound familiar?
“A Drunkard in the Gutter Is Just Where He Ought To Be”Meet the man who invented the GOP’s defense of the wealthy—in 1883.
When Gen. Grant Expelled the JewsHow a notorious anti-Semitic order changed the course of Jewish life in America—ultimately, for the better.