The American Revolution Revisited
A nation divided, even at birth.
The Economist editors
June 29, 2017
Why Has America Named So Many Places After a French Nobleman?
The Marquis de Lafayette's name graces more city parks and streets than perhaps any other foreigner
Zócalo Public Square
June 22, 2017
How A Child Born More Than 400 Years Ago Became A Symbol of White Nationalism
Virginia Dare and the myth of American whiteness.
Made by History
May 24, 2018
Supporters of Confederate Symbols Have Less Knowledge of Civil War History
This negates a commonly used defense that Confederate symbols represent ‘heritage not hate’.
July 3, 2017
The Necessity of Juneteenth
The most famous Emancipation holiday is more necessary now than it has ever been.
Vann R. Newkirk
June 19, 2017
Juneteenth Is for Everyone
The holiday commemorating the end of slavery shouldn't only be celebrated by African Americans.
Kenneth C. Davis
New York Times
June 19, 2015
‘Hey Boy, You Want To Go See A Hangin’?’: A Lynching From A White Southerner’s View
You cannot have reconciliation without empathy. And you can’t have empathy unless people know the past pain that informs our present.
June 9, 2017
Myths & Misunderstandings
Understanding the complex history of the Confederate flag.
The American Civil War Museum
April 25, 2018
R. David Cox: After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee Led the Charge for Reconciliation
Lee should not be defined not only by his time as a Confederate general, but also by his actions after the war was over.
R David Cox
May 27, 2017
The Liberal Delusion of #ResistanceGenealogy
The effort to dig up information about the immigrant ancestors of prominent Trumpsters is doing more harm than good.
May 15, 2018
Making Sense of Robert E. Lee
“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”— Robert E. Lee, at Fredericksburg
Roy Blount, Jr.
July 1, 2003
A reflection on Zora Neale Hurston’s newly-published book, "Barracoon."
The Paris Review
May 7, 2018