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
The Environmental Roots of Jim Crow in Coastal South Carolina
On the origins of the Lost Cause of the Lowcountry.
Environmental History Now
September 13, 2018
Hurricane Florence and the Displacement of African-Americans Along the Carolina Coast
Some of the wealthiest towns in the hurricane’s path were once home to African-Americans seeking freedom from the Jim Crow South.
New York Times
September 13, 2018
The Wild Alaskan Island That Inspired a Lost Classic
A century later, “Quiet Adventure in Alaska” still sounds pretty good.
August 28, 2018
The First Floridians
In St. Augustine lie the ruins of Fort Mose, built in 1738 as the first free black settlement in what would become the United States.
The Bitter Southerner
September 3, 2018
Irish tattoos in 1860s New York.
Irish in the American Civil War
May 23, 2018
The Legendary Language of the Appalachian "Holler"
Is the unique dialect a vestige of Elizabethan England? Left over from Scots-Irish immigrants? Or something else altogether?
August 8, 2018
From Food Deserts to Supermarket Redlining
Connecting the dots between discriminatory housing policies in the 1930s and urban food insecurity today.
August 14, 2018
“The Town Was Us”
How the New England town became the mythical landscape of American democracy.
Garrett Dash Nelson
July 1, 2018
The City Born in a Day
The bizarre origin story of the surprisingly exceptional Oklahoma City, in a government-sanctioned raid called the Land Run.
August 17, 2018