More Than a Statue: Rethinking J. Marion Sims’ Legacy
The "father of U.S. gynecology" is usually depicted as either a monstrous butcher or a benevolent healer. It's not that simple.
Deirdre Cooper Owens
August 24, 2017
Nature's Disastrous ‘Whitewashing’ Editorial
Science's ethos of self-correction should apply to how it thinks about its own history, too.
September 6, 2017
We Need a New Museum that Tells Us How We Came to Believe What We Believe
The answers are just as important as the stories that our history books tell.
History News Network
August 27, 2017
The 'Slave Block' in a Town in Virginia: Should it Stay or Should it Go?
This is not a monument, it’s a piece of history. But should it be removed from view?
September 1, 2017
Why Those Confederate Soldier Statues Look a Lot Like Their Union Counterparts
Many monuments in the South were made in the North — by the same companies, and with the same molds, as those sold to Northern towns.
August 18, 2017
The Fallacy of 1619
Rethinking the history of Africans in Early America.
September 4, 2017
History vs. Memory
What professional historians do – and don't – have to offer communities struggling with the Confederate monuments in their midst.
Kevin M. Levin
August 25, 2017
(Still) Worrying About the Civil War
Why I decided to devote my professional life to something I wasn't very interested in.
August 25, 2017
How About Erecting Monuments to the Heroes of Reconstruction?
Americans should build this pivotal post–Civil War era into the new politics of historical memory.
The American Prospect
August 23, 2017
Some Thoughts on Public Memory
The only logic to honoring Lee is to honor treason and treason in the worst possible cause.
Talking Points Memo
August 14, 2017
Charlottesville: Why Jefferson Matters
Annette Gordon-Reed explores the ways in which the many paradoxes of Jefferson make him a potent figure for racists and anti-racists alike.
New York Review of Books
August 19, 2017
Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History
They do not simply commemorate American history, as the president declared. They honor just one part of that past.
New York Times
August 20, 2017