The Civil War Isn’t Over
More than 150 years after Appomattox, Americans are still fighting over the great issues at the heart of the conflict.
David W. Blight
April 8, 2015
Fifty years later, the legacies of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy still loom large.
Robert Greene II
Religion & Politics
April 24, 2018
The Vanishing Indians of “These Truths”
Jill Lepore's widely-praised history of the U.S. relies on the eventual exit of indigenous actors to make way for other dramas.
Los Angeles Review of Books
January 10, 2019
What Does History Smell Like?
Scholars don't typically pay that much attention to smells, but odors have historically been quite significant.
Mark S.R. Jenner
December 28, 2018
Best American History Reads of 2018
Bunk's editor shares some of his favorite pieces from the year.
January 8, 2019
How Should We Memorialize Those Lost in the War on Terror?
Americans have erected countless monuments to past wars. But how do we pay tribute to the fallen in a conflict that may never end?
January 2, 2019
David Blight on Frederick Douglass, Abolition, and Memory
An interview with David Blight about his new book on Douglass, memory and tragedy, autobiography, and why history still matters.
November 26, 2018
The Grave and the Gay: The Civil War on the Gilded Age Lecture Circuit
In the years after the Civil War, lecturers like E. L. Allen regaled audiences with heartwarming and dramatic tales of battle.
December 28, 2018
How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New
The director restored archival combat film to pristine clarity for “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
New York Times
December 16, 2018
America’s Original Sin
Slavery and the legacy of white supremacy.
December 20, 2018
3 Reasons the American Revolution Was a Mistake
Washington changed the world forever when he crossed the Delaware—for the worse.
July 2, 2015
Beyond the Middle Passage
Intra-American trafficking magnified slavery’s impact.
Inqury @ UC Santa Cruz
July 1, 2018