When Slavery Is Erased From Plantations
Some historical sites have struggled to reconcile founding-era exceptionalism with the true story of America’s original sin.
September 2, 2018
Are Museums the Rightful Home for Confederate Monuments?
As museums formulate their approach to re-contextualization, they must also recognize their own histories of complicity.
American Alliance of Museums
April 3, 2018
Is the U.S. a Democracy? A Social Studies Battle Turns on the Nation’s Values
Michigan spent five years debating American history education. The biggest question was how to describe the nation’s government.
New York Times
April 7, 2019
Mr. Jefferson’s Books & Mr. Madison’s War
The burning of Washington presented an opportunity for Jefferson’s books to educate the nation by becoming a national library.
Society for U.S. Intellectual History
May 15, 2018
The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Died
In the first episode of ‘Voices of the Movement,’ King's associates recount their memories of April 4, 1968.
April 4, 2019
Do We Know What History Students Learn?
It's not enough to say that they pick up critical thinking skills. It's time to offer evidence.
Inside Higher Ed
April 3, 2018
Thomas J. Sugrue on History’s Hard Lessons
On why he became a public thinker, the relationship between race and class, and his work in light of new histories of capitalism.
April 2, 2019
'Never, Ever Going to Forget': 180 Years Since the End of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
Commemorating the anniversary of the last detachment of Cherokees that arrived in current-day Oklahoma.
March 25, 2019
Why a Woman Who Killed Indians Became Memorialized as the First Female Public Statue
Hannah Duston was used as a national symbol of innocence, valor, and patriotism to justify westward expansion.
Zócalo Public Square
April 9, 2018
Charles Beard: Punished for Seeking Peace
His reputation was savaged because he had the temerity to question the 'Good War' narrative.
Andrew J. Bacevich
The American Conservative
March 21, 2019
How New York’s New Monument Whitewashes the Women’s Rights Movement
It offers a narrow vision of the activists who fought for equality.
Martha S. Jones
Made by History
March 22, 2019
Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?
A name, now famously associated with a mass school shooting, belonged to a strong advocate for the Everglades.
The Bitter Southerner
May 1, 1998