Encountering the Plantation Myth Where You'd Least Expect It
Well off Savannah's tourist trail, there's a replica of an antebellum plantation home in the middle of a public housing project.
The Story Behind the Poem on the Statue of Liberty
Why so many of the people who quote Emma Lazarus’s Petrarchan sonnet miss its true meaning.
The Many Faces of Nativism
Inside the Story of America’s 19th-Century Opiate Addiction
Doctors then, as now, overprescribed the painkiller to patients in need, and then, as now, government policy had a distinct bias.
Paying for Climate Change
Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.
Memories of Mississippi
SNCC staff photographer Danny Lyon recounts his experiences in the early days of the civil rights movement.
New York Review of Books
How Work Requirements for Medicaid Hurt People with ‘Invisible’ Disabilities
"Able-bodied” doesn't always mean “able to work.”
The Most Amazing Archival Treasures That Were Digitized This Year
Thousands of priceless images, books, documents, and more are now at your fingertips.
When the South Was the Most Progressive Region in America
Elections in the late 1860s gave birth to real, if short-lived, interracial democracy—the likes of which America had never seen.
Wouldn’t You Love to Love Her?
A biography of Stevie Nicks does little to dispel the magic.
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