American Civil War

The History of Rioting in the United States

By Heather Cox Richardson from We’re History: If Americans have one grand political tradition, it is rioting. There was a little matter of some tea in Boston in 1773, when men dressed up as American Indians boarded three ships moored… Read More ›

Fearless Farragut

From by Lawrence Lee Hewitt: Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and David Glasgow Farragut followed a remarkably similar path to Civil War glory. All three were little more than fringe players in the Union military in the early… Read More ›