How Republicans Became Anti-Choice
The Republican Party used control of women’s bodies as political capital to shift the balance of power their way.
New York Review of Books
Trump’s Love for Tariffs Began in Japan’s ’80s Boom
Trump's affinity for tariffs hasn't wavered since the 1980s.
New York Times
Mapping the First Party System
Introducing a new digital history project focused on the ways Americans voted from 1788 to 1825.
Mapping Early American Elections
Brown v. Board of Education
Evangelicals and Immigration: A Conflicted History
Before the 1990s, evangelical Christians were busier resettling newly arrived refugees than trying to keep them out.
Process: A Blog for American History
Iran Hawks Are the New Iraq Hawks
Many of the assumptions that guided America’s march to conflict in 2003 still dominate American foreign policy today.
On the Range
Excavations at a ranch in the southern High Plains show how generations of people adapted to an iconic Western landscape.
No Man’s Land
In ignoring the messy realities of westward expansion, McCullough’s "The Pioneers" is both incomplete and dull.
Tom Petty: A Cool, Gray Neo-Confederate?
Michael Washburn explains what we can glean from the failure of Tom Petty's 1985 concept album "Southern Accents."
Los Angeles Review of Books
It Was History All Along, Mom
Why did I never recognize all the important and valuable stories my mother told me as "history"?
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