Black Power Meets Police Power
The experiences of Michael and Zoharah Simmons show that the fight against the carceral state is embedded in a larger project of building a just world.
The 1893 Hawaiian Coup and the Realities of American Expansion
To most 21st century Americans, Hawaii is a tropical paradise. But how that paradise became part of the United States is a long, complex, and often dark story.
The Saturday Evening Post
A Colorful History of Baking Powder (And Its Unlikely Inventor)
In the 19th century, food science promised to improve the health, robustness, and productivity of humankind.
The MIT Press Reader
What Does It Take to Win?
A new history of American politics examines the past and future of political realignments.
The First Statue Removed From the Capitol
Long before monuments to enslavers were removed, lawmakers decided to relocate a scandalous, half-naked depiction of George Washington in a toga.
The Black Musical That May Have Inspired Gershwin
You probably haven’t heard of 1921’s ‘Shuffle Along,’ but its Broadway influence can’t be overlooked.
New York Times
Border Enforcement Has Been Deadly By Design
The Biden administration’s expanded use of Title 42 to expel asylum seekers will take a toll.
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