A Pokèmon Go user playing in a park.

Pokémon Go, Before and After August 12

Gaming in the shadow Charlottesville's "Unite the Right" rally.

Howard Zinn’s Anti-Textbook

Teachers and students love "A People’s History of the United States." But it’s just as limited as the textbooks it replaces.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Remembrance of War as Warning

Might a new approach to war memorials keep us out of future unnecessary wars?
Family members try to identify the dead victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of March 25, 1911 in New York.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Memorialist

Remembering victims of one of the worst workplace disasters in American history.
Alice Dunnigan, 1982.

Alice Dunnigan, First Black Woman to Cover White House, Will Get Statue at Newseum

The daughter of a Kentucky sharecropper endured segregation and sexism to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist.

What I Assume the Eighteen-Eighties Were Like

Locomotives. Not trains. Locomotives.
Usage of Civil War/Rebellion in U.S. Newspapers, 1860-1920. Courtesy of America’s Historic Newspapers.

What the Name "Civil War" Tells Us-- and Why it Matters

Today’s battles over Confederate iconography emerge, in part, out of the failure to address the centrality of slavery to the war.
Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appamattox Court House in Virginia (1914).

Why Some White Americans see Racial Equality as Oppression

White victimhood's roots in the Civil War.

Two Ways of Looking at the Bisbee Deportation

A century-old image and the film it inspired.
A Washington state chapter of the UDC, October 1925.

United Daughters of the Confederacy & White Supremacy

In an open letter, an encyclopedia editor stands behind the use of the term "white supremacy" to describe the UDC's work.
James Longstreet's granddaughter views his memorial at Gettysburg (1998).

The Missing Statues That Expose the Truth About Confederate Monuments

Why Confederacy supporters erased the legacy of one its most accomplished soldiers.
Chance White holds a confederate flag as he drives past people protesting President Obama's visit to Roseburg, Oregon on October 9, 2015.

Southerners Tore Down Silent Sam. Now Northerners Need to Tear Down Confederate Flags.

Each one flown outside the slave states amounts to an admission that the flag represents whiteness, not Southernness.