The World According to the 1580s
A newly digitized map offers a rare glimpse at the way Europeans conceived of the Americas before British colonization.
The Prophet Is Human
A towering new biography of the great American orator and public intellectual Frederick Douglass.
Los Angeles Review of Books
New York City Women in the House (of Representatives)
A look at 90 years of strong congresswomen.
New York Times
This Could Be the First Slavery Reparations Policy in America
Georgetown University students consider a fund to benefit descendants of 272 slaves sold by the school nearly two centuries ago.
Writing Jewish History
Histories of the Jews reveal a lot about the times in which they were written.
The New Yorker
Historians Expose Early Scientists’ Debt to the Slave Trade
Key plant and animal specimens arrived in Europe on slavers’ ships
Welcome to the Radical Suburbs
We all know the stereotypes. But what about the suburbs of utopians and renegades?
Barr’s Playbook: He Misled Congress When Omitting Parts of Justice Dep’t Memo in 1989
This is not the first time Barr has been accused of covering up official legal findings.
A Blizzard of Prescriptions
Three recent books explore different aspects of opiate addiction in America.
London Review of Books
The (Historical) Body in Pain
How can we understand the physical pain of others?
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