A Sign On Scrubland Marks One of America's Largest Slave Uprisings
The Stono rebellion of 1739 was the biggest slave rebellion in Britain’s North American colonies, but it is barely commemorated.
October 24, 2017
A meditation from 2007 on the connection between wildfire destruction and suburbanization in California.
London Review of Books
November 15, 2007
The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State
Read at your own risk.
October 1, 2017
'The City Needed Them Out'
When wealthy New Yorkers decided to build Central Park, they eliminated an egalitarian community known as Seneca Village.
October 2, 2017
Johnny Appleseed's Monument
A community in Ohio keeps the memory of Johnny Appleseed alive.
Timothy Brian McKee
September 23, 2017
The Price of Union
The Undefeatable South.
The New Yorker
November 2, 2015
Which Confederate Statues Were Removed? A Running List
A list of all the monuments that have been removed and the cities that have removed them.
September 14, 2017
The Devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes
When a dam gave way after unprecedented rainfall, it sent a wall of water barreling toward a Pennsylvania town of 30,000 people.
Alex Q. Arbuckle
February 5, 2017
A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been
As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.
September 8, 2017
How Texas Rebuilt After the Deadliest Hurricane in U.S. History
The 12-year process of creating a "new normal" in Galveston.
Olivia B. Waxman
August 29, 2017
The Largest Confederate Monument in America Can't Be Taken Down
It has to be renamed, state by state.
Made by History
August 22, 2017
How Redlining’s Racist Effects Lasted for Decades
New research confirms that by declaring some neighborhoods bad risks for mortgages, 1930s-era appraisers altered the course of urban development..
New York Times
August 24, 2017