An honest assessment of the American Midwest reveals a good—though not perfect—country.
Jackson's supporters wanted him to be “a curative to the corrupt politics cankering Washington." In other words, he was sent there to drain the swamp.
Salmon P. Chase played a central role in the anti-slavery movement and the building of three political parties.
America's first civil war pitted American revolutionaries against those who still considered themselves British.
The debate regarding which Bible kids should read in school was about whether Catholic immigrants should have the full rights of American citizenship.
This year, the candidate leading on election night may not ultimately be declared the winner. That’s where the problems started in 1876.
Richard Ellis shows that there was much more to the 1840 presidential contest than hard cider and log cabins.
Two new books carry Abraham Lincoln across the country and toward apotheosis.
Dickens’ and de Tocqueville’s travels in 19th century America still provide a guide for understanding today’s divisive politics.
The historian has written another fine book about the American past, but the “woke” historians and reviewers feel triggered by him.
John Bicknell is the author of Lincoln’s Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856 and America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion and the Presidential Election that Transformed the Nation.