‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System
The longer a camp system stays open, the more likely it is that vital things will go wrong.
New York Review of Books
Stonewall and the Myth of Self-Deliverance
We’re drawn to tales of fierce resistance by oppressed minorities. But those stories can blind us to how social progress happens.
New York Times
Industrial Light and Magic
Mary Hallock Greenewalt received 11 patents for her “color organ,” an early form of synthesizer. She would spend the rest of her life defending them.
Why Pete Buttigieg's Theory About Secretly Gay Presidents Is Complicated
Buttigieg believes he probably won’t be the first gay president if he’s elected in 2020.
How the CIA’s first attempt at regime change nearly failed.
This Long-Ignored Document by George Washington Lays Bare the Legal Power of Genealogy
In Washington’s Virginia, family was a crucial determinant of social and economic status, and freedom.
Against the Great Man Theory of Historians
Robert Caro's new memoir is not so much inspiration as an exercise in self-celebration.
The Black Woman Who Launched The Modern Fight For Reparations
Her grass-roots efforts shaped the conversation and presented a path forward.
Made by History
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