The Fascinating Story of the Texas Archives War of 1842
The battle over where the papers of the Republic of Texas should reside reminds us of the politics of historical memory.
October 9, 2018
Rainbow Farm: The Domestic Siege That Time Forgot
In 2001, two men were killed by the FBI at a farm in Michigan. Then, 9/11 happened.
October 2, 2018
Columbus Believed He Would Find ‘Blemmyes’ and ‘Sciapods’ – Not People – in the New World
Columbus wasn't unique in his belief that bizarre, monstrous humanoids inhabited the far reaches of the world.
Peter C. Mancall
October 5, 2018
The Water Next Time?
For generations, a North Carolina town founded by former slaves has been disproportionately affected by environmental calamity.
October 10, 2018
A White Mob Destroyed a Black Neighborhood in Tulsa. The City Wants to Find the Graves.
The mob attack has been called one of the worst instances of racial violence in American history.
New York Times
October 4, 2018
Between War and Water: Saratoga Springs and Veteran Health after the First World War
The First World War prompted the politicization of nearly all aspects of American life.
Evan P. Sullivan
September 20, 2018
How Small-Town Newspapers Ignored Local Lynchings
Sherilynn A. Ifill on justice (and Its absence) in the 1930s.
Sherilynn A. Ifill
September 26, 2018
James M. Cain and the West Virginia Mine Wars
Sean Carswell looks into James M. Cain and his time reporting on the West Virginia Mine Wars.
Los Angeles Review of Books
September 25, 2018
Bringing a Dark Chapter to Light: Maryland Confronts Its Lynching Legacy
While lynching is most closely associated with former Confederate states, hundreds were committed elsewhere in the country.
Jonathan M. Pitts
September 25, 2018
How Midwestern Suffragists Used Anti-Immigrant Fervor to Help Gain the Vote
Women fighting for the ballot saw German men as backward, ignorant, and less worthy of citizenship than themselves.
Zócalo Public Square
September 17, 2018
Archaeologists Explore a Rural Field in Kansas, and a Lost City Emerges
Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2018
Welcome to New York
Remembering Castle Garden, a nineteenth-century immigrant welfare state.
Brendan P. O'Malley
September 12, 2018