Images of the Choktaw Freedmen Boarding School, operated by Presbyterian Missionaries (1903).

Seeing Like a Settler Colonial State

Canada has engaged in collective remembering of one of its hidden injuries—the Indian residential schools.
The Lake of Dismal Swamp (2013).

In the Dismal Swamp

Though Donald Trump has made it into a catchphrase, he didn’t come up with the metaphor “drain the swamp.”
The chapel of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio Texas.

Once Again, Texas’s Board of Education Exposed How Poorly We Teach History

We’re not equipping children to become good citizens.

The Secret History of Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
W.E.B. Du Bois, 1918.

The Legacy of Black Reconstruction

Du Bois's "Black Reconstruction in America" showed that the black freedom struggle has always been one for radical democracy.
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.