The Secret Sound of Stax
The rediscovery of demos performed by the songwriters of the legendary Memphis recording studio reveals a hidden history of soul.
The Historic Grand Canyon Adventure Two Women Had For Science
Botanists Elzada Clover and Lois Jotter braved rapids and steep cliffs to catalog numerous plant species.
All Americans Have the Right to Dress Exactly How They Want
The key to a successful legal campaign is realizing that gender freedom benefits everyone.
LGB and/or T History
“Transgender” has gone from an umbrella term for different behaviors, to an umbrella term for different identities.
Did Martha Washington Have a Black Grandson?
Likely the child of Martha's son from her first marriage, William Costin used his position to advocate for D.C.'s free Black community.
Truth and Truthiness
Americans have been arguing over the role and rules of journalism since the very beginning.
Why I Haven’t Embraced the Terms “Forced Labor Camp” and “Enslaved Labor Camp” in My Work on Slavery
“Forced labor” conflates different forms of labor throughout history and minimizes the uniquely brutal conditions of chattel slavery.