Why We Need Confederate Monuments
They force us to remember the worst parts of our history.
Caroline E. Janney
Made by History
July 27, 2017
Jefferson’s Monticello Finally Gives Sally Hemings Her Place in Presidential History
New exhibits put slavery at the center of Monticello's story, and make it clear that Jefferson was the father of Hemings' children.
June 13, 2018
We Don’t Need a TV Show About the Confederacy Winning. In Many Ways, it Did.
HBO's “Confederate” assumes America is much further from its slaveholding past than it really is.
August 2, 2017
Ira Berlin, Transformative Historian of Slavery in America, Dies at 77
He “put the history of slavery at the center of our understanding of American history.”
June 6, 2018
The South Rises Yet Again, This Time on HBO
In a world where Confederate flags continue to fly, it is hard not to cry “enough” at this continued emphasis on all-things-Confederate.
July 31, 2017
Crispus Attucks, American Revolutionary Hero
An interview with the author of "First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory."
Stephen G. Hall
May 30, 2018
Geronimo: The Warrior
Edward Rielly tells of the tragic massacre which underpinned the life of resistance fighter Geronimo.
The Public Domain Review
August 29, 2011
Bellatrix and the American Revolution
240 years after the American Revolution, debates over how to interpret the conflict and its leaders continue.
March 9, 2015
The Persistence of Whitewashing
How can Americans have such different memories of slavery?
The New Republic
May 31, 2018
Meet The Last Surviving Witness to the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
Olivia Hooker was 6 at the time of the riot, considered to be one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history.
May 31, 2018
Washington and Lee Confronts Its History
When a college is named for two slave owners, one of whom was a Confederate hero, history is complicated.
Inside Higher Ed
May 29, 2018
The Revival of John Quincy Adams
The sixth president, long derided as a hapless elitist, is suddenly relevant again 250 years after his birth.
July 11, 2017