From Progress to Poverty: America’s Long Gilded Age
The America that emerged out of the Civil War was meant to be a radically more equal place. What went wrong?
The Greatest American Historian You've Never Heard Of
An appreciation of Alfred Crosby, who coined the term "Columbian exchange."
Real Museums of Memphis
How the National Civil Rights Museum has obscured the ongoing dispossession of African-Americans taking place in its shadow.
Why We Doubt Capable Children
How we inherited our modern understanding of childhood from the 18th-century revolutionary era.
The History of 420, in Three Acts
There are many theories about the origin of 420, but five guys named Waldo started it all.
Freedom Leaf Press
NYC Will Move—But Not Remove—Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Slaves
Some say the decision to move the statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims from Central Park to a Brooklyn cemetery is a "slap in the face."
Can President Trump Legally Send Troops to the Border?
Critics argue the move would violate the 1878 Posse Comitatus Act. One problem: There is no 1878 Posse Comitatus Act.
Operation Mongoose: The Story of America's Efforts to Overthrow Castro
And how they helped seal America’s fate in Vietnam.
Acquitting Elvis of Cultural Appropriation
His groundbreaking rock-n-roll was neither 'thievery' nor 'derivative blackness.'
The American Conservative
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