In a long-anticipated move, signage, tours and public statements at Thomas Jefferson's historical Monticello estate now indicate without a doubt that Jefferson fathered the six children of enslaved woman Sally Hemings, and offer new insight into their lives. Jeffrey Brown…
By Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
In a new round of tweets Thursday, President Donald Trump questioned the removal of "our beautiful statues and monuments."…
By Joshua Barajas
In his new book "The Cooking Gene," historian Michael W. Twitty traces the culinary roots of the South.
By Elizabeth Flock
Monticello and Montpelier, the former homes of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, have long been attractions for those looking to learn more about two of America’s founding fathers. But this spring, the two neighboring Virginia presidential museums are looking…
By Alison Thoet
By Associated Press
Here's what happened when no candidate appeared to have a majority after Election Day.
In “White Trash,” Nancy Isenberg delves into the history of class in America, starting with British colonization. At that time, America was seen as a wasteland -- a place to discard the idle poor. The agrarian communities they subsequently formed…
By PBS NewsHour
By Anne Azzi Davenport
Jeffrey Brown visits the Library of Congress to explore what rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's vast book collection can teach us about the very roots of the United States.
By April Brown
For centuries, the educated, wealthy and refined could be distinguished by their ability to put quill to parchment to create beautiful, flowing letters. The delicately formed cursive letters of the America’s Declaration of Independence helped form a nation. But that…
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