The Statue of Liberty Was Originally Intended to Celebrate the End of American Slavery
We spoke with Ed Berenson, author of <i>The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story</i>, about the little-known origins of the iconic statue in New York Harbor.
New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War
I talked to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.
Crime & Drugs
Executions Across the World Hit a 25-Year High in 2015
A new Amnesty International report found that 1,634 people were executed in 2015 – 50 percent more than were recorded in the previous year.