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Make Ford Great Again

For now, yesterday is where the money is.
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The Stories Behind the Supreme Court’s Class Photos

For 150 years, the justices have sat, not always happily, for an extraordinary series of group portraits.
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The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten By the Public

That's when the public learned that American multinationals were making enormous bribes to politicians in foreign countries.
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Appalachian Whiteness: A History that Never Existed

The “fetishization” of Appalachia’s supposed racial and ethnic purity and Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship.
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Steampunk for Historians

It's about time.
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In America's Panopticon

Sarah Igo’s "The Known Citizen" examines the linked histories of privacy and surveillance in the United States.
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Infrastructures of Memory

It is not just what is remembered that is important, but how it is remembered.
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Tear Gas and the U.S. Border

How did it come to pass that a weapon banned for military use was deployed against asylum-seekers on the U.S. border?
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How Smooth Jazz Took Over the '90s

And why you should give smooth jazz a chance.
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The Most Important Album of 1968 Wasn’t The White Album. It Was Beggars Banquet.

It saved the Rolling Stones, altered the trajectory of music history, and turns 50 this week.

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