An impetuous and sometimes corrupt Congress has often hamstrung the efforts of the president since the earliest days of the Republic
Would the disastrous Reconstruction era have taken a different course?
Whatever you were taught or thought you knew about the post-Civil War era is probably wrong in the light of recent study
Conjectural or speculative history can be a silly game, as in “What if the Roman legions had machine guns?” But this historian argues that to enlarge our knowledge and understanding it sometimes makes very good sense to ask …
The ex-Presidency now carries perquisites and powers that would have amazed all but the last few who have held that office
Vinnie Ream sculptured Lincoln while she was still a teen-ager
Was it, as Navy Secretary Welles believed, “a conspiracy to overthrow the government”?
“The President came forward and the sun burst through the clouds.”
One of the saddest tales in American history tells how a well-intentioned President lost a dazzling opportunity