Topic: American Civil War
Ulysses S. Grant may not be remembered as our best president, but his memoir is often cited as the best of all presidential writings.
09/02/2011 11:12 am
Post-Civil War Charleston, S.C., was hammered by fire, hurricanes, a tense racial situation – and a 7.3-magnitude earthquake – 125 years ago this week.
09/01/2011 11:20 am
Frederick Law Olmsted – a man of strange and restless talent – dreamed of making a better, greener world accessible to all.
08/29/2011 12:15 pm
What's selling best in independent bookstores across America?
08/09/2011 03:28 pm
A list of Michele Bachmann's favorite books includes one that "startles" an interviewer.
08/09/2011 03:07 pm
Commemorating a day to call attention to a political cause has long been a tactic of liberals and those further out on the left. For instance, there's Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, Gay Pride Day, May Day, and so on. Conservatives, by contrast, have largely stuck to fighting battles over the "true meaning" of traditional holidays observed by people of all political stripes, such as Christmas, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July. Still, conservatives have tried to come up with holidays to tout, with varying degrees of success. Here are our top five:
08/04/2011 05:24 pm
It's called the American Civil War, but it was much more British than most people think.
08/04/2011 05:00 pm
In Pictures Breaking the class ceiling
An interview with historian David Detzer sheds light on the Battle of Bull Run, the first battle of the US Civil War, fought on July 21, 1861.
07/21/2011 09:20 am
A Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors wants his county and 12 others to secede from California and form the 51st state. His colleagues gave him an unenthusiastic go ahead Tuesday to explore the idea.
07/12/2011 08:32 pm