They Sold Human Beings Here
For hundreds of years, enslaved people were bought and sold in America. Today most of the sites of this trade are forgotten. We photographed 12 of them.
New York Times Magazine
Reversing a River: How Chicago Flushed its Human Waste Downstream
In 1906, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed Chicago to move forward with a spectacularly disgusting feat of modern engineering.
1619 and All That
The Editor of the American Historical Review weighs in on recent historiographical debates around the New York Times' 1619 Project.
American Historical Review
Clipping the Devil's Rope
How barbed wire sparked a cowboy war and changed the American West.
100 Years Ago, Congress Threw Out Results of the Census
The results of the 1920 census kicked off a bitter, decadelong political squabble. Could the same happen again in 2020?
Here Come the Cul-de-Sacs
Satellite images dating back to 1975 allow researchers to map how millions of cul-de-sacs and dead-ends have proliferated in street networks worldwide.
William Randolph Hearst for President
Another news cycle, another media mogul stirring up electoral buzz.
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