The author of Their Eyes Were Watching God defies easy political categorization.
Nikole Hannah-Jones' new book sidesteps scholarly critics while quietly deleting previous factual errors.
One of Richard Wright's best books went unpublished in his lifetime, due to "unbearable" scenes of police brutality. Now at last it is in print.
The government tried to stabilize the nation's food supply 80 years ago. Its efforts backfired.
Like the Hays Code and Waldorf Statement before it, new diversity requirements are Tinseltown's way of asserting cultural dominance through self-policing.
Armed with the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the far-reaching guarantees of liberty and equality that they contained, Douglass took the fight directly to the slaveholders.
While Europe was in revolt, America had its own Free Soil revolution of 1848.
Kehinde Wiley's pre-presidential works criticized inequalities and hierarchies of power. His presidential portrait doesn't do the same.
What do hotly contested high school class presidency elections—set 20 years apart—teach us about our attitudes toward politics?
A 1920s-era novel sheds light on Eastern European anti-authoritarianism.
Arden is a suburb, an artist's colony, and a radical political experiment.