It’s Time for a Progressive Reading of the Constitution
Conservatives have claimed the moral high ground of so-called originalism. Liberals need to put forward their own vision.
November 7, 2018
They Fought and Died for America. Then America Turned Its Back.
260,000 Filipinos served in World War II, when the country was a US territory. Most veterans have never seen benefits.
July 3, 2018
The Lynching of Robert Prager
The high-water mark of the anti-immigrant and anti-German hysteria that gripped the nation during World War I.
April 5, 2018
March of the Bonus Army
In 1932, twenty-thousand unemployed WWI veterans descended on Washington, DC to demand better treatment from the federal government.
November 11, 2011
Civil Rights Without the Supreme Court
Losing the support of the Supreme Court is disappointing, but it need not be the death knell of progress.
November 7, 2018
The End of Civil Rights
The attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.
Vann R. Newkirk
June 18, 2018
The Culture War That Was Fought in the Sky
In 1928, women wanted more than just the vote. They wanted to do everything a man could do. Even fly the Atlantic.
September 23, 2018
The Real Origins of Birthright Citizenship
Its purpose 150 years ago was to incorporate former slaves into the nation.
Martha S. Jones
October 31, 2018
Can Trump Really End Birthright Citizenship?
Not directly. But it's more complicated than you think.
October 30, 2018
When the Klan Came to Town
History reminds us that firm and sometimes violent opposition to racists is a time-honored American tradition.
October 23, 2018
The Double Battle
A review of David Blight's new biography of Frederick Douglass.
October 24, 2018
Fighting to Vote
Voting rights are often associated with the Civil Rights Movement, but this fight extends throughout American history.
New York Review of Books
October 22, 2018