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
The Conservative Revolution of 1776
The leaders of the Revolutionary War -- and their vision for the nation -- were far from revolutionary.
Diana Muir Appelbaum
The New Rambler
May 29, 2017
An Oral History of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
"No! No! No! They don't mean the shuttle! They don't mean the shuttle!"
Margaret Lazarus Dean
January 28, 2016
‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’
Where was the president in the eight hours after the Sept. 11 attacks? The strange, harrowing journey of Air Force One, as told by people on board.
Garrett M. Graff
September 9, 2016