Two new books reveal the fantastical studios and vibrant colors of early film.
How one group's search for the promised land in 1848 became a complete disaster.
Constitutions were a great democratic advance. Unfortunately ours is broken.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan did not wear their distinctive white uniform until Hollywood—and a mail-order catalog—intervened.
How the internet brought about the demise of an illustrious profession.
A history professor explores the ways Nazi symbols and rituals influenced Christmas celebrations in the Third Reich.
A pair of academics reconstruct the life of a Victorian bachelor.
How the former slave and abolitionist became the most photographed man in America.
Two new books chronicle the changes on St. Marks Place and rue des Martyrs