In honor of the birth of Gov. John Winthrop, who gave the 'City on a Hill' speech in 1630 (ca. 1870).

What We Get Wrong About ‘A City on Hill’

And why we need to rediscover its real meaning.
Indian troops at the Battle of the Somme. (1916)

How Colonial Violence Came Home: The Ugly Truth of the First World War

We remember WWI as an unexpected catastrophe. But for the millions living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, as illustrated in the Italian newspaper Domenica del Corriere, July 12, 1914.

'The Greatest Catastrophe the World Has Seen'

Considering six books on the outbreak of World War I and its place in history.

Snoopy Remembers the Great War

The Flying Ace reflected one generation’s memories of war and shaped those of the next.
American 155 mm artillery cooperating with the 29th Div. in position on road just taken from the Germans. Bat[tery] A 324th artillery, 158[th] Brig[ade] in France / Signal Corps.

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

An collection of primary sources exploring the causes, duration, and aftermath of America's involvement in World War I.
An advance rendering of the proposed

This Innovative Memorial Will Soon Honor Native American Veterans

The National Museum of the American Indian has reached a final decision on which design to implement.
Henry Ford.

Henry Ford, the Wayside Inn, and the Problem of 'History Is Bunk'

Debunking the quotation that inspired our name.
People's Army of Vietnam soldier, ca. 1966.

The First Time I Met Americans

Before becoming a novelist, I spent six years at war. Years later, I came to America and finally met my old enemies.

World War I Relived Day by Day

Reflections on live-tweeting the Great War.
Sheep graze among the craters and regrown woods on the World War I battleground at Vimy Ridge, France.

The Fading Battlefields of World War I

A collection of photographs that show nature retaking the battle-ravaged land along the Great War's Western Front.

The Limits of Liberal History

You can’t tell the story of America without the story of labor.
An 1876 portrait of Thomas Paine, based on a 1792 original.

Capitol Hill Needs Thomas Paine Memorial

Why is there still no memorial to Paine, the immigrant whose writing galvanized the American Revolution?