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After assassinating President Garfield, a lunatic gunman mounted an insanity defense, which the jury--and the nation--rejected despite compelling evidence to the contrary
Young, naive, and irrepressible, a turn-of-the-20th-century Iowa teacher documented her coming of age in letters home
Strict codes of conduct marked the relationships of early American politicians, often leading to duels, brawls, and other—sometimes fatal—violence.
The nation's leading authority on the conflict explains why the Civil War still fascinates us