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
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