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The Workers That Built America

Workers at a metallurgical factory, 1919. (Alamy / Marka) Four hundred years ago, “about the latter end of August,” an English pirate ship called the White Lion landed at Point Comfort in the Virginia Colony carrying “not…

The Class Politics of the Civil War

The 54th Massachusetts regiment at Fort Wagner. (Alamy) On May 30, 1878, the Abraham Lincoln Post No. 13 of the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic invited Frederick Douglass to speak at its annual Memorial Day…

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