9 Epistolary Books That Reveal History Through Letters

There's so much to learn from correspondence that has survived the passage of time.

Betsy Ross: How the Seamstress Became an Enduring Symbol of American Patriotism

She's said to have created the first American flag, but the real story is more complicated.

These Recently Unearthed Coins May Have Solved a 17th-Century Mystery

Some unexpected treasure may have pinned down the whereabouts of notorious pirate Henry Every.

The Best Books About Thomas Jefferson

These biographies and history books shed new light on a larger-than-life legacy.

12 Essential Books About Slavery in America

These eye-opening books will transport you to the darkest era of American history.

Lysander Spooner: The Man Who Took on the U.S. Postal Service—and Won

The American Mail Company successfully forced the U.S. Post to bring down its postal rates.

The Dawn's Early Light: Francis Scott Key and the Birth of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

As the Battle of Baltimore drew to a close, an American flag was raised—and the national anthem was born.

9 Fascinating Books About the Founding Fathers of America

They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.