Kamala Harris Isn’t the First Black Woman to Run for VP. Meet Charlotta Bass.
In 1952, the newspaper publisher and activist joined a long-shot bid by the Progressive Party, paving the way for politicians like Harris.
“I Wanted to Tell the Story of How I Had Become a Racist”
An interview with historian Charles B. Dew.
History News Network
Why the Vice Presidency Matters
Choosing a running mate used to be more about campaigning than governing. But after Richard Nixon’s ruinous relationship with Spiro Agnew, the job has changed.
Strummin’ on the Old Banjo
How an African instrument got a racist reinvention.
The Undemocratic History of School "Pandemic Pods"
Why Americans rejected educating only the children of the wealthy.
Made by History
The Edge of the Map
Monsters have always patrolled the margins of the map. By their very strangeness, they determined the boundaries of the regular world.
The Paris Review
There is, and always has been, a vanishingly thin line between charismatic democratic rulers and charismatic authoritarians.
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