A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons curious about their family history uncover some potentially uncomfortable information — whether their ancestors owned slaves.
There may be no whiter genre than the costume drama. The flowing gowns, the horse‑drawn carriages, the codes of aristocratic courtship all evoke an era...
The two children stood on the beach, at the end of the only world they knew, torn between land and sea.
They couldn't go back...
Highlights of this day in history: "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is first published; Jefferson Davis is sworn in as President of the Confederate States...
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