The Internet Isn’t Forever
When an online news outlet goes out of business, its archives can disappear as well. The new battle over journalism’s digital legacy.
February 20, 2018
Women We Overlooked in 167 Years of New York Times Obituaries
Sylvia Plath. Charlotte Brontë. Ida B. Wells. They and so many others did not have obituaries in The New York Times. Until now.
New York Times
March 8, 2018
Is History Written About Men, by Men?
A careful study of recent popular history books reveals a genre dominated by generals, presidents—and male authors.
January 6, 2016
Twenty-Four Things You Should Know about Pocahontas
To begin with, her formal name was Amonute.
3 Quarks Daily
March 5, 2018
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Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards.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