A military victory in the Mexican-American War and the discovery of gold in California led to the great land and gold rushes that renowned historian Elliott West calls the Great Coincidence.
The Texas Rangers are celebrating their bicentennial this year. You may be thinking how that is possible since Texas wasn't even declared a republic until 1836 and didn't become the 28th state until 1845.
Patrick Weil joins the podcast to discuss Woodrow Wilson's sanity during the process of trying to ratify the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
George F. Kennan was one of the most influential and important American diplomats of the 20th century.
The most efficient to creating a monopoly is to secure government assistance that blocks competition from entering a specific economic arena.
Des Ekin has uncovered an American who deserves to be discussed among the many heroes (and anti-heroes) of early America.
The Federalists promised that the federal government would only go so far in its authority. Over time, the government housed in Washington D.C. has continued to grow and expand, swallowing up more and more power from the 50 states and its citizens.
The great battles of Ancient Greece and Persia are interesting no matter what century you live in. Stephen Kershaw is a leading scholar on the subject of Ancient Greece and is a classics professor at Oxford University.
World War II in the Pacific ended in August of 1945 after America dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. But what are the details that led to the end of the war?