We stand on the shoulders of great Americans, but also on the bones of forgotten ones, and of all races and nationalities.
Elizabeth Varon’s impressive Civil War history contributes to an emerging new theory about why Reconstruction failed.
The most telling evidence in the debate over slavery in the Constitution is how the pro-slavery forces responded to Lincoln's election.
Allen C. Guelzo is Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Director of the Initiative on Politics & Statesmanship in the James Madison Program in American Ideals & Institutions. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute.