America’s Dangerously Shallow Understanding of the Holocaust
It’s treated as an all-purpose symbol of evil, not a series of historical events to be reckoned with.
May 4, 2017
What Richmond Has Gotten Right About Interpreting its Confederate History
Why hasn't Richmond faced the same controversies as New Orleans or Charlottesville?
May 18, 2017
A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago
What does the institution owe the descendants of slaves?
May 22, 2017
Memorial Day and Our African American Dead
Are we honoring all of our American heroes this Memorial Day?
U.S. Intellectual History Blog
May 28, 2017
Is the Greatest Collection of Slave Narratives Tainted by Racism?
How Depression-Era racial dynamics may have shaped our understanding of antebellum enslaved life.
July 6, 2016
Monumental Effort: Historians and the Creation of the National Monument to Reconstruction
Two historians weigh in on President Obama's move to designate a national monument to Reconstruction in South Carolina.
January 24, 2017
Looking Back to Lincoln
During the Great Depression, Americans found solace in history.
May 11, 2017
Why America Needs a Slavery Museum
A wealthy white lawyer has spent 16 years and millions of dollars turning the Whitney Plantation into a memorial to the nation's past.
August 25, 2015
Columbia Unearths Its Ties to Slavery
A new report reveals the institution's complicity in the perpetuation of human bondage.
New York Times
January 23, 2017
Susan B. Anthony, Pro-Life Heroine?
Behind a quiet house museum are anti-abortion activists with a mission: to claim America’s most famous historical feminist as their own.
May 8, 2017
Frederick Douglass, Refugee
Throughout modern history, the millions forced to flee as refugees have felt Douglass' agony, and thought his thoughts.
David W. Blight
February 7, 2017
Should America Have Entered World War I?
Would our world be different today if the United States of America had never entered the Great War?
New York Times
April 6, 2017