When to Rename a Building, and Why: Yale Adopts a New Approach
Yale adopts a new approach to deciding whether Calhoun College and other university properties need new names.
December 2, 2016
Presidential Historians Survey 2017
A survey of 91 presidential historians that ranks U.S. presidents based on ten qualities of presidential leadership.
February 17, 2017
Martin Luther King: How a Rebel Leader Was Lost to History
Fifty years after his death, King is a national treasure in the US. But what happened to his revolutionary legacy?
April 4, 2018
Rewriting My Grandfather’s MLK Story
In excavating the story of King’s visit to Harlem Hospital, I uncovered my grandfather’s own fight for civil rights.
April 3, 2018
Names in the Ivy League
The argument over renaming Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School is neither trivial nor simple.
The New Yorker
November 26, 2015
“Richmond Reoccupied by Men Who Wore the Gray”
In 1890, the former Confederate capital erected a monument to Robert E. Lee-and reasserted white supremacy.
July 1, 2015
Our Nukes, Ourselves
Nuclear heritage and nuclear stewardship in a quiet desert town.
Kelsey D. Atherton
The New Inquiry
March 21, 2018
What Was the Vietnam War About?
Was it about anti-Communism? Civil war? Anti-colonialism? The answer matters, and not just to historians.
Christian G Appy
New York Times
March 26, 2018
How Women's Studies Erased Black Women
The founders of Women’s Studies were overwhelmingly white, and focused on the experiences of white, heterosexual women.
February 11, 2017
The Battle Over Confederate Heritage Month
A Southern governor proclaimed April Confederate Heritage Month. Will slavery be mentioned?
Carl R Weinberg
April 14, 2017
Dressmaking Led Elizabeth Keckley From Slavery to the White House
But her memoir caused a rift with Mary Todd Lincoln.
February 26, 2018
How Charles Koch Is Helping Neo-Confederates Teach College Students
The Koch Foundation is often praised for its higher-ed funding, but the money is going to some radical professors.
March 21, 2018