What U.S. Cities Looked Like Before the EPA
Whatever the Trump administration does with Environmental Protection Agency, its urban legacy is clear.
March 2, 2017
Part of the Long History of Child Trafficking: 18th-Century French Louisiana
In the 1720s, French colonial authorities seized children off the streets of Paris and forced them to settle the New World.
Julia M. Gossard
June 27, 2018
Boston Grapples With Faneuil Hall, Named for a Slaveholder
In a city that has long wrestled with issues of race, activists want Peter Faneuil’s name removed from the popular Colonial-era landmark.
Katharine Q. Seelye
New York Times
June 6, 2018
The Raging Controversy at the Border Began With This Incident 100 Years Ago
In Nogales, Arizona, the United States and Mexico agreed to build walls separating their countries.
Rachel St. John
June 26, 2018
The Train at Wood's Crossing
Piecing together the story of an 1898 lynching in a community that chose to forget most of the details.
June 17, 2018
How New York City Became the Capital of the Jim Crow North
Racial injustice is not a regional sickness. It's a national cancer.
Made by History
August 23, 2017
Charleston, Key Port For Slaves In America, Apologizes And Meditates On Racism Today
The apology was a long time coming.
June 20, 2018
Harper Lee and Her Father, the Real Atticus Finch
A new “biography” of the virtuous lawyer in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” brings to life the inconsistencies of the South.
New York Times
June 18, 2018
The South's Penchant for Confederate Street Names, Mapped
A new project tallies the streets named after Confederate leaders alongside those named after civil rights personalities.
August 25, 2017
A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb, and these six were among the survivors.
The New Yorker
August 31, 1946
How Women Mapped the Upheaval of 19th Century America
The second part in a series exploring little-seen contributions to cartography.
March 23, 2016
How Profits From Opium Shaped 19th-Century Boston
In a city steeped in history, very few residents understand the powerful legacy of opium money.
July 31, 2017