The Consequences of Forgetting
The reparations struggle is about remembering that America was built on slavery, but also about fighting for all working people.
May 7, 2019
Holocaust Is Fading from Memory, Survey Finds
31% of Americans and 41% of millennials believe that two million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust.
New York Times
April 12, 2018
A Symbol of Slavery — and Survival
Angela’s arrival in Jamestown in 1619 marked the beginning of a subjugation that left millions in chains.
DeNeen L. Brown
April 29, 2019
Learning from Jamestown
The violent catastrophe of the Virginia colonists is the best founding parable of American history.
March 15, 2019
Why We Need a New Civil War Documentary
The success and brilliance of the new PBS series on Reconstruction is a reminder of the missed opportunity facing the nation.
Keri Leigh Merritt
April 23, 2019
A Book of Necessary, Speculative Narratives for the Anonymous Black Women of History
Unearthing the beauty in the wayward, the fiction in the facts, and the thriving existence in the face of a blanked out history.
Sarah Rose Sharp
April 15, 2019
Inside an Annual Gathering of Abraham Lincoln Impersonators
There were 22 Abrahams at the event, which began in 1990.
April 16, 2019
Kathleen Belew on the Rise of “White Power”
The author of a book on paramilitary white supremacy discusses the methods and ethics of researching racial violence.
Monica Muñoz Martinez
April 19, 2019
So What if Lincoln Was Gay?
Reflections from the author of a novel that does not shy away from the question of Lincoln's sexuality.
The Paris Review
April 16, 2019
The (Historical) Body in Pain
How can we understand the physical pain of others?
April 9, 2019
Trump’s ‘Truly Bizarre’ Visit to Mt. Vernon
The 45th president, no student of history, marveled at the first president's failure to name his historic compound after himself.
April 10, 2019
The End of the End of History
What does it mean to live in a world in which history has rusted under the monstrous weight of the permanent now?
March 22, 2019