Combatting Stereotypes About Appalachian Dialects
Language variation is just as diverse within Appalachia as it is outside of the region.
July 13, 2017
The Role of HBCUs and the Black Press in the Rise of the American Tennis Association
Historically black colleges and universities hosted all but six ATA tournaments from 1927 to 1968.
August 4, 2017
'They Put Us in a Little Box': How Racial Tensions Shape Modern Soul Music
While white Americana singers have infused more soul into their sound, black artists still feel restricted by limited expectations.
June 13, 2018
A stuffed history of the closet, where the “past becomes space.”
July 1, 2017
The 19th-Century African-American Actor Who Conquered Europe
And why you might never have heard of Ira Aldridge.
August 7, 2017
How Ice Cream Helped America at War
For decades, the military made sure soldiers had access to the treat—including spending $1 million on a floating ice-cream factory.
August 6, 2017
The Founding Fathers Made Our Schools Public. We Should Keep Them That Way.
They believed public schools were the foundation of a virtuous republic.
Johann N. Neem
Made by History
August 20, 2017
Coca-Cola Collaborated with the Nazis in the 1930s, and Fanta is the Proof
The not-so-sweet history.
August 2, 2017
A Brief History of the Great American Coloring Book
Where coloring books came from says something about what they are today.
September 2, 2015
Curing (Silent) Movies of Deafness?
In many ways, silent film was an art form entirely different from the "talkies" we enjoy today.
Russell L. Johnson
July 31, 2017
What the Viral Media of the Civil War Era Can Teach Us About Prejudice
A recent photography exhibit at the Getty Center raises difficult questions about our capacity for empathy.
Allison C. Meier
June 12, 2018
The Umpire Strikes Out: Baseball Music and Labor
The classic baseball hit "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" has a lot more to do with U.S. history than one might think.
Library of Congress
July 31, 2017