Before Black Lung, the Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster Killed Hundreds
A forgotten example of the dangers of silica, the toxic dust behind the modern black lung epidemic in Appalachia.
January 20, 2019
How Prohibition Shaped Harlem
In 1932, a pioneering illustrator captured the way America’s ban on booze created a more urbane night life culture in Manhattan.
New York Times
January 16, 2019
Story of Paris Hill Man Connects Maine to ‘Complexities’ of Slave Trade
Torn from his family in Africa, Pedro Tovookan Parris spent the last years of his short life in rural Maine.
July 15, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. and Milwaukee: 200 Nights and a Tragedy
King's visits to Milwaukee highlighted the extent to which the civil rights struggle was a national one.
April 2, 2018
The Longest March
In August 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, Martin Luther King’s campaign to break the grip of segregation, reached its violent culmination.
July 25, 2016
Bricks in the Wall
A timeline of border fortification, from 1945 to the Trump Era.
January 13, 2019
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919: The Day Boston Was Swamped by a Deadly Wave
100 years ago, an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through Boston's North End.
January 9, 2019
Pancho Villa, Prostitutes and Spies: The U.S.-Mexico Border Wall’s Wild Origins
President Trump's trip to the border Thursday to demand a $5.7 billion wall marks another chapter in the boundary's tortured history.
Michael E. Miller
January 10, 2019
Border Patrol - Our Oral History
A compilation of interviews with former U.S. Border Patrol officers who served from the 1930s-1960s.
Border Patrol Museum
March 19, 2017
Jonestown’s Victims Have a Lesson to Teach Us, So I Listened
In uncovering the blackness of Peoples Temple, I began to better understand my community and the need to belong.
November 16, 2018
Foreign Born Population 1850-2010
An interactive map of immigrant populations in the United States.
University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab
December 1, 2015
As Goes the South, So Goes the Nation
History haunts, but Alabama changes.
July 15, 2018