museum review

A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.
comparison

Under Comey's Leadership, the FBI Targeted Black Activists and Muslim Communities

This is the man who has criticized the FBI's surveillance of Martin Luther King as "shameful."
debunk

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.
origin story

Why We Doubt Capable Children

How we inherited our modern understanding of childhood from the 18th-century revolutionary era.
origin story

Margaret Atwood on How She Came to Write The Handmaid’s Tale

The origin story of an iconic novel.
study

Greater Homeownership isn’t the Answer to Ending Wealth Inequality

Black Americans have just one-tenth of the wealth of white Americans, and the difference in home values is a big part of the problem.
origin story

The Surprising History of the Wolf-Whistle

Wolf-whistling has been at the heart of some of history’s most iconic films and cartoons. But is it time to write its obituary?
dispatch

A New Kind Of City Tour Shows The History Of Racist Housing Policy

Redlining tours explain how policies designed to keep minorities out of certain areas shaped the urban landscapes we see today.
original

The Greatest American Historian You've Never Heard Of

An appreciation of Alfred Crosby, who coined the term "Columbian exchange."
discovery

Aborted Fetus And Pill Bottle In 19th Century Outhouse Reveal History Of Family Planning

Two 19th century outhouses provide rare archaeological evidence of abortion.

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