The Tenure of Office Act was designed to rein in Andrew Johnson—but it sparked a years-long debate on executive power.
Democrats used to be defenders of Southern life.
To craft legal discrimination, the Third Reich studied the United States.
History is usually written by the victors, but not in this case.
From a former manservant to a little-known Civil War veteran, meet five men who rose up from slavery to become part of the United States’ first generation of black congressmen.