A Brief History of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday about food – but it is more specifically a holiday about food’s absence.
Rachel B Herrmann
November 21, 2018
The Alt-Right’s Favorite Meme Is 100 Years Old
‘Cultural Marxism’ might sound postmodern but it’s got a long, toxic history.
New York Times
November 13, 2018
How Black Philadelphians Fought for Soldiers During World War I
A brief history of the Crispus Attucks Circle, an African American relief agency.
Amanda B. Moniz
National Museum of American History
November 8, 2018
Donald Trump’s Use of the “Star-Spangled Banner” Is an American Tradition
It's a short song with a complicated history.
Michael J. Pfeifer
History News Network
May 29, 2018
What are the origins of the mechanical siren?
March 1, 2011
In 1916, Randolph Bourne challenged widespread nativism by calling for a reconsideration of the “melting-pot” theory.
Randolph S. Bourne
July 5, 1916
The Gender-Bending Style of Yankee Doodle's Macaroni
The outlandish "macaroni" style of 18th-century England blurred the boundaries of gender, as well as class and nationality.
October 21, 2018
Uncola: Seven-Up, Counterculture and the Making of an American Brand
Advertisements for the soft drink presented it as a soda revolution.
The Devil's Tale
December 4, 2017
How Horror Changed After WWI
The war created a new world, an alternate reality distinct from what most people before 1914 expected their lives to be.
W. Scott Poole
October 31, 2018
David Porter Takes Us to School
The man who wrote "Soul Man" gives a master class on how code-switching through music helped catalyze the Civil Rights Movement.
The Bitter Southerner
October 16, 2018
Take an Immigrant’s Journey
Follow the paths of eight immigrants, whose stories are based on real laws and historically documented scenarios.
October 24, 2018
The American Circus in All Its Glory
A new documentary tells the history of the big top.
Justin L. Blessinger
October 19, 2018