Edmund G. Ross was a journalist, abolitionist, and loyal Republican—and the most hated man in America after he voted against Andrew Johnson’s impeachment.
Gil Troy, a native New Yorker, is Professor of History at McGill University. His tenth book on American history, The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s, was just published by Thomas Dunne Books of St. Martin’s Press. Follow him on Twitter @GilTroy
The arc of Rosey Grier’s political life challenges both parties—and both sides of the culture wars.
Few Armenians marked the 150th anniversary of Hovhannes Kajaznuni’s birth. No one knows where he is buried. That should change.
The Brooke family seized the chunk of the island from the Dutch, and would rule it in all their eccentricity for a century.
The man traditionally deemed “the father” of Iranian nukes is an ex-Communist turned exiled Shah supporter, a peace activist who still supports Iran’s nuclear program.
Scientific history is littered with bitter and fierce rivalries, as well as acrimony felt by those who history slighted. That wasn't the case with the man who inspired Darwin.
Ida Craddock was, as one contemporary said, ‘very clever but queer.’
Dr. Charles Weizmann’s life parallels the Jewish people’s journey from victims to historical actors at home in their homeland.
She wrote what is considered the greatest piece of black feminist fiction, but she was denounced by fellow black intellectuals for her points of view that didn’t fall into line.
The Reverend Henry Highland Garnet has largely been forgotten by the history books, but the fiery preacher was one of the most influential figures in the abolitionist movement.