How History Illuminates Literature, and Literature Deepens History

Why might teachers seeking a Masters’ degree in history and government take time to read…

The New Deal: Social Security

Most Americans employed in the private sector have experienced this moment. They looked at their…

The Ox-Bow Incident: Walter Van Tilburg Clark’s Critique of the Western

The American “western,” in the novels of Owen Wister, the stories of Zane Grey, and…

A Pageantry of Power: Planning Washington’s First Inauguration

The Library of Congress has created a fascinating online resource guide: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I…

Saturday Webinar: Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was a journalist, educator, and early Civil Rights leader, making her mark…

American Independence Begins on Favorable Terms: Continental Congress Ratifies the Treaty of Paris

This day, in a sense, marks the anniversary of the beginning of American independence. While…

Documents in Detail: Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone” Speech

Join us for another DiD webinar, on 17 FEB 2021 at 7pm ET, focusing on…

The Whiskey Rebellion

President George Washington and Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton stepped into a carriage on Market Street…

The Healthy -Bickering Brothers of Battle Creek

Each January, as the holiday parties end and the decorations are stored away, millions of…

Milestone Documents to Commemorate in 2021

This year, 2021, marks major anniversaries of several milestone documents in American history. Some—like the…