Law & Order, Philadelphia Style
The city that just elected a civil rights lawyer as D.A. is the same city presided over for years by "Mayor Cop" Frank Rizzo.
American as Pumpkin Pie
Why Pilgrims would be stunned by our "traditional" Thanksgiving table, and other surprising truths about the invention of our national holiday.
Civil War Memory
Fleas, Fleas, Fleas
A reflection on the role of parasites in early American history.
How the KKK Shaped Modern Comic Book Superheroes
Masked men who take the law into their own hands.
Little House, Small Government
How Laura Ingalls Wilder’s frontier vision of freedom and survival lives on in Trump’s America.
The Story Behind California's Unprecedented Textbooks
California Is adopting LGBT-Inclusive history textbooks. It's the latest chapter in a centuries-long fight.
The Supply-Side Swindle
For decades, the GOP has used tax cuts to achieve its political goals. So why do Dems keep treating "supply-side" as an economic strategy?
A World in a Box
Harvard digitizes two centuries of colonial history.
The Strange Story of the Forever 1980s
Why the makers of today's popular culture are still so obsessed with the Reagan era.
That Devil History
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