History is Not There to be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake
Historians have the uncomfortable role of shattering people’s memories.
Foreign Policy Research Institute
September 15, 2017
Is 2016 the Worst Year in History?
Is 2016 worse than 1348? And 1836? And 1919?
July 22, 2016
Men Write History, But Women Live It
The people who make it past 100, who watch the most history unfold, are almost all women.
March 1, 2018
William Howard Taft Is Still Stuck in the Tub
Our heaviest president, born this day in 1857, loved the bath. But it didn’t take six men to wrest his body from it.
New York Times Magazine
September 15, 2017
The History of National Women's History Month
The celebratory month has its roots in the socialist and labor movements.
February 29, 2016
Guardians of White Innocence
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to convince Americans that Southern heritage isn’t about slavery. Is it a lost cause?
September 25, 2017
Why Students Are Ignorant About The Civil Rights Movement
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards.
The Hechinger Report
October 1, 2017
Everyone Needs to See The Roots' Schoolhouse Rock-Style Slavery Lesson From 'Black-ish'
"I'm Just a Slave" is a necessary song about Juneteenth.
October 4, 2017
Pour One Out for Ulysses S. Grant
His presidency was known for corruption, scandal, and booze. In a new book, Ron Chernow attempts to rehabilitate it.
The New Yorker
October 2, 2017
Democrats and Republicans Are Increasingly Divided On the Value of Teaching Black History
Partisanship is much more polarized by racial attitudes than it was 20 years ago.
February 28, 2018
When Emancipation Finally Came, Slave Markets Took on a Redemptive Purpose
During the Civil War, slave pens held captive Confederate soldiers. After, they became rallying points for a newly empowered community.
Jonathan W. White
February 26, 2018
The Future of History Lessons is a VR Headset
A conversation with the creator of a virtual reality experience that takes you inside the protests leading up to MLK Jr.’s death.
February 21, 2018