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.
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The Prophet Is Human

A towering new biography of the great American orator and public intellectual Frederick Douglass.

New York City Women in the House (of Representatives)

A look at 90 years of strong congresswomen.

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.
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Writing Jewish History

Histories of the Jews reveal a lot about the times in which they were written.

Historians Expose Early Scientists’ Debt to the Slave Trade

Key plant and animal specimens arrived in Europe on slavers’ ships
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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.
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A Blizzard of Prescriptions

Three recent books explore different aspects of opiate addiction in America.
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The (Historical) Body in Pain

How can we understand the physical pain of others?

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