The Smithsonian Institution is prepping the 9,000-pound capsule used during Apollo 11 for a two-year road trip.
By Lisa Desjardins
Republicans in Congress are attempting to overhaul the nation’s tax code, but it’s not an easy task. With the current tax overhaul effort in mind, it’s a good time to look at the United States’ history with taxes, especially income…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
How should Americans remember the past and confront the deep wounds of slavery? The events of recent weeks have intensified a national conversation about Confederate monuments, with calls to remove them from public spaces. William Brangham talks to Peniel Joseph…
Harvard professor Graham Allison ponders the conflict between the world’s two greatest powers in his new book, "Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?" Allison joins Margaret Warner to discuss what happens when a rising power threatens…
By Associated Press
Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday? Many historians say yes.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Over the past 96 years, the Veterans Administration -- now with over 1,700 care facilities serving more than 8.76 million veterans annually -- has experienced a roller-coaster ride of accomplishment, public opinion, resource allocation and criticism.
In chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, ancestry -- both his own and that of Southern food -- is a central theme. With "The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South," Twitty addresses…
History and journalism teacher David Cutler explains how he helps students discern fact from deception with a lesson from the Revolutionary War.
By Elizabeth Flock
Historian Sean Wilentz has examined the history of America through the lens of our presidents, our party politics, the working class — and even our music. This Independence Day, we asked Wilentz, a professor of American history at…
Walter Scheidel argues that economic inequality is not only inevitable, but that whenever inequality has been reduced, the reasons forcing inequality down have been nothing short of horrific.
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