One scam was convincing enough to fool George Washington.
Ulysses S. Grant was a complicated man in one of the most complicated times in United States history.
From Pontiac's Rebellion to the Battle for Castle Itter, here are eight of the most legendary clashes that were waged after the war was technically over.
Who was Ida B. Wells? A journalist, suffragist, civil rights leader, and now the latest doll in Barbie’s ‘Inspiring Women’ series.
The time capsule dates back to 1887 and was thought to contain an image of Abraham Lincoln in his coffin. Conservators found something else instead.
At the height of the Civil War, a soldier advocacy group displayed a sculpture made from the presidential follicles of Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary to raise money for troops. Now it's a historical curio.
Stained-glass windows depicting Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were removed in 2017. Now, Kerry James Marshall is working on their replacements.
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project records are now digitized and available on Ancestry.com, providing millions of African Americans free access to discover their roots.
During the 1800s, roughly 100,000 enslaved people sought freedom on the Underground Railroad, which stretched from the American South to Canada.
Is Juneteenth a national holiday? Not yet—but thanks in part to Opal Lee, it’s a lot closer to federal recognition than it was before.
Bureaucratic red tape is a tale as old as time. Or, to be a little more precise, roughly 400 years old.
Who was Clara Barton, really? Transcribing her personal documents can help shed light on a complex question.
Now’s your chance to get an original Samantha American Girl doll without shelling out thousands of dollars on eBay.
The Underground Railroad conductor honed her wilderness skills around the cabin her father built in the 1840s.
James Garfield kept detailed diaries from his teen years right up until the day before his assassination.
With History by Mail, you'll receive recreations of historical documents every month to collect, display, and obsess over.
The history of Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Sarah Josepha Hale, the holiday’s biggest fan.
States are changing their vote-by-mail rules for this year’s general election. Here's what you need to know.
Abraham Lincoln was up for reelection in 1864, and Republicans thought soldiers’ absentee ballots could help.
On September 11, 1851, a small farming in Pennsylvania united against slavery and fought what many consider the first battle of the Civil War.
About half of the 40,000 documents in the Library of Congress's Lincoln Papers Collection are now available to search and read digitally online.
You already know Harriet Tubman—here are nine other heroes who smuggled fugitives to freedom on the Underground Railroad.