The Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City, seen from Midtown Manhattan, was designated a city landmark on April 12, 2016.

Nostalgia’s Blurring Glow

Among urbanists, there has been a growing and rather emotional fascination with old corporate signage.
John Trumbull's

Ages of Revolution: How Old Were the Early American Leaders on July 4, 1776?

They have shaped America, but how old were they on Independence Day?
A political cartoon mocking President Grover Cleveland's free trade policies portrays him trimming away the hedge of protective tariffs (1888).

Can History Avoid Conspiracy?

Historians still lack a good way to define, discuss, and address historical actions that appear to be "conspiracies."
Circus poster showing the

Why Is History Always About Humans?

As historians turn their attention to animals, they are shedding new light on what it means to be human.

Making History Go Viral

Historians used the Twitter thread to add context and accuracy to the news cycle in 2018. Here’s how they did it.

How Would You Draw History?

When cracks start to appear in the world order, the old textbook timeline just won’t do.
Across Germany and now in other parts of Europe, there has been an

Infrastructures of Memory

It is not just what is remembered that is important, but how it is remembered.
 A fish-eye view of the exterior of the cyclorama inside the rotunda of the new Atlanta History Center building.

Atlanta's Famed Cyclorama Mural Will Tell the Truth About the Civil War Once Again

One of the war's greatest battles was fought again and again on a spectacular canvas nearly 400 feet long. At last, the real history is being restored.
Frederick Douglass mural on the ‘Solidarity Wall,’ Belfast.

Frederick Douglass Forum

An online forum on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
George H. Bush, in the final days of his presidency, gives a thumbs-up outside Bethesda Naval Hospital after his annual physical examination, January 12, 1993.

Is History Being Too Kind to George H.W. Bush?

The 41st president put self-interest over principle time and time again.
A supporter of President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pensacola, FL, Nov. 3, 2018.

Donald Trump and the 'Paranoid Style' in American (Intellectual) Politics

Revisiting Holfstadter's "paranoid style" in the era of Trump.
Members of the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans at the official ribbon cutting for the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library at Beauvoir in Biloxi (2013) .

The Costs of the Confederacy

In the last decade, taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and groups that perpetuate racist ideology.