What Became of the Taíno?
The Indians who greeted Columbus were believed to have died out. But a search for their descendants yielded surprising results.
Robert M. Poole
October 1, 2011
We Really Still Need Howard Zinn
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on why it's so important to tell the stories of people who have fueled social justice movements.
September 27, 2018
Seeing Like a Settler Colonial State
Canada has engaged in collective remembering of one of its hidden injuries—the Indian residential schools.
Margaret D. Jacobs
Modern American History
July 1, 2018
In the Dismal Swamp
Though Donald Trump has made it into a catchphrase, he didn’t come up with the metaphor “drain the swamp.”
September 20, 2018
Once Again, Texas’s Board of Education Exposed How Poorly We Teach History
We’re not equipping children to become good citizens.
Made by History
September 21, 2018
The Secret History of Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas
In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
Carlos Kevin Blanton
September 21, 2018
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.
Robert Greene II
August 27, 2018
Pokémon Go, Before and After August 12
Gaming in the shadow Charlottesville's "Unite the Right" rally.
September 5, 2018
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.
September 16, 2018
Remembrance of War as Warning
Might a new approach to war memorials keep us out of future unnecessary wars?
War on the Rocks
August 13, 2018
The Triangle Shirtwaist Memorialist
Remembering victims of one of the worst workplace disasters in American history.
New York Review of Books
August 31, 2018
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.
New York Times
August 23, 2018