Climbing Mountains for the Right to Vote
On the 1909 National American Woman Suffrage Association Convention in Seattle.
May 13, 2019
Inside San Francisco’s Plague-Ravaged Chinatown
A city on the edge.
Julia Flynn Siler
May 15, 2019
The Trashy Beginnings of "Don’t Mess With Texas"
A true story of the defining phrase of the Lone Star state.
March 10, 2017
The Forced Migration of Enslaved People
An interactive set of maps and narratives of the forced migration of approximately 850,000 enslaved people from 1810-1860.
University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab
December 1, 2015
The 'Clotilda,' the Last Known Slave Ship to Arrive in the U.S., Is Found
The discovery carries intense, personal meaning for an Alabama community of descendants of the ship's survivors.
May 22, 2019
The Strange Ratio of Treasure Island
The perfect correspondence of landscape and information can be seen in Ruth Taylor’s 1939 map.
Adam Tipps Weinstein
June 22, 2017
Charleston-Area Residents Remember the First Time They Ate in White-Owned Restaurants
Their experiences help explain why segregated spaces persist in Charleston's restaurants today.
Post and Courier
May 18, 2019
The Mob Violence of the Red Summer
In 1919, a brutal outburst of mob violence was directed against African Americans across the United States. White, uniformed servicemen led the charge.
David F. Krugler
May 14, 2019
Introducing the Brand-New Historic District
A company hopes its construction of a Historic District will satisfy those who are upset with its demolition of historic sites.
The New Yorker
May 9, 2019
Mapping the Tongva Villages of L.A.'s Past
The original people of Los Angeles, the Tongva, defined their world as Tovaangar.
Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2019
‘They Will Remember Us’: The Miners of Black Harlan
A photographer travels to the heart of Appalachia to spend time with the area's last surviving black former coal miners.
New York Review of Books
May 3, 2019
The St. Louis Roots of 'Make America Great Again'
The American Legion was a forerunner to today's American nationalist organizations.
Steven P. Miller
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 8, 2019