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Now closed to the public as part of the enlarged White House security zone, the Square has witnessed many historic moments over the last two centuries. More >>
From The Souls of Black Folk to The New Jim Crow, these texts are essential for anyone trying to understand the black experience in America.  More >>
In October 1918, 600 men of the 77th Division attacked a heavily defended German position, charging forward until they were completely surrounded by enemy forces. Only 194 men walked out when they were finally rescued. More >>
While much of the world still faces restrictions on religion, America's unique approach brought about both religious freedom and spiritual vibrancy. More >>
The Army has named ten military bases in honor of men who killed 365,000 U.S. soldiers. Should they be renamed? Or left as they are, since the bases are part of a “Great American Heritage," as President Trump says? More >>
A historian tackles one of American history’s thorniest questions More >>
In 1942, over a quarter of a million ordinary citizens volunteered to help defend our country.as Nazi submarines terrorized the East Coast and Caribbean waters, sinking fuel tankers and cargo ships with near impunity. More >>
After ten years of research into the history of gun rights, it’s clear that most Americans' understanding of the “right to bear arms” is not consistent with historical facts. More >>
Our research reveals that 19 artworks in the U.S. Capitol honor men who were Confederate officers or officials. What many of them said, and did, is truly despicable. More >>
Incriminating new evidence has come to light in KGB files and the authors' interviews of former Cuban intelligence officers that indicates Fidel Castro probably knew in advance of Oswald's intent to kill JFK. More >>

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