Are Things Getting Better or Worse?
Why assessing the state of the world is harder than it sounds.
The New Yorker
July 23, 2018
Charlottesville Was About Memory, Not Monuments
Why our history educations must be better.
Julian Maxwell Hayter
Made by History
August 10, 2018
Think Confederate Monuments Are Racist? Consider Pioneer Monuments
Most early pioneer statues celebrated whites dominating American Indians.
August 7, 2018
The Decline of the Civil War Re-enactor
The 155th anniversary Gettysburg re-enactment was a snapshot of a hobby with dwindling ranks.
New York Times
July 28, 2018
From Spencer Rifles to M-16s: A History Of The Weapons US Troops Wield In War
Muzzleloaders have evolved into smart-style automatic firearms in just 150 years.
Task & Purpose
July 10, 2018
If Only Thomas Jefferson Could Settle the Issue
There is a typo in the Declaration of Independence.
New York Times
July 2, 2014
The Lesson of the Great War
A century after the guns fell silent, the United States risks replicating the errors of the past.
Eliot A. Cohen
July 9, 2018
What Does It Mean to Give David Petraeus the Floor?
Some historians worry that giving the former general an invitation to keynote means giving him a pulpit.
July 5, 2018
Madam Sacho: How One Iroquois Woman Survived the American Revolution
George Washington gave orders to destroy towns and take prisoners in Sullivan’s Campaign, but her story lives on.
Sarah M. S. Pearsall
June 1, 2015
Stop Calling it ‘The Great Migration’
For people of color watching over their shoulder, the fear of police interference harkens back to a historical moment with a much-too-benign label.
July 4, 2018
Historian on ‘Confederate Kentucky’: Time to Remove the Statues
Although contextualism may sound like a good solution in theory, it is much less effective in practice.
Anne E. Marshall
August 16, 2017
Not Our Independence Day
The Founding Fathers were more interested in limiting democracy than securing and expanding it.
July 4, 2016