Cholera maps chart the movement of the disease, and the terror that accompanied it.
Scalping survivors were visual evidence for the narratives the nation wanted to tell itself.
Little is known? One might well say that far too much is known to hold black lives within the comforting confines of a narrative biography.
Common-place injects a new issue into the political campaign as the 2016 presidential race enters its final stage.
U.S. citizenship and suffrage have not always been two sides of the American coin. . . . the voters who elected presidents from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln included many thousands who were not United States citizens.
In the early republic, social media had its own crucial importance, although what the media employed was not the tweet, but little bits of pasteboard.
“Unquestionably the Choicest Collection of Books in the U.S.”: The 1815 Sale of Thomas Jefferson’s Library to the Nation
Jefferson used the library he sold to Congress as a self-fashioning project to shape his legacy and the way he wished to be viewed by posterity.
In polarizing times, there is a price to be paid—at the polls and otherwise—for attempting to chart a middle path.
The Constitution’s compromises added an element of complexity to the Constitution that defies any effort to reduce it to Twitter-sized proslavery or antislavery soundbites that implicate or exonerate the founders.
2016 will mark not just the election of the forty-fifth president of the United States, but also the 200th anniversary of the creation of the first ever lobbying agency in the national capital, an agency that was founded by a Delaware factory manager named Isaac Briggs.