Dry Times in the Highest State: Colorado’s Prohibition Movement
Placing Colorado’s early adoption of Prohibition in social and political context.
February 27, 2019
Toxic Legacy: New Boom Highlights Oil’s Hundred-Year Environmental History in West Texas
The ecological history of West Texas challenges the narrative of the region's rugged independence.
Process: A Blog for American History
May 9, 2017
How Centuries of Protest Shaped New York City
A new book traces the “citymaking process” of riots and rebellions since the era of Dutch colonization to the present.
May 24, 2018
Before California was West, it was North and it was East: an arrival point for both Mexican and Chinese immigrants.
Carolina A. Miranda
February 19, 2019
When Nazis Took Manhattan
In 1939, 20,000 American Nazis rallied in New York. It was billed as a "Pro-American" rally, but championed Hitler and fascism.
Sarah Kate Kramer
February 20, 2019
Emmett Till’s Murder, and How America Remembers Its Darkest Moments
He walked into a store and it changed civil rights. Now the store symbolizes the struggle to address the nation’s racial violence.
Audra D. S. Burch
New York Times
February 20, 2019
Illustrated Maps of New York Through the Ages
A selection of illustrated maps of New York spanning six centuries.
The Paris Review
June 14, 2018
Colonial Williamsburg Serves Up The Past So You Can Try A Taste Of History
The living-history museum in Virginia re-creates 18th-century recipes in its restaurants using ingredients grown in the traditional way onsite. But some modern palates aren't too keen on the taste.
February 17, 2019
A Skyline Is Born
A history of filmmakers retelling the story of New York’s architecture.
November 14, 2018
The Divorce Colony
The strange tale of the socialites who shaped modern marriage on the American frontier.
December 8, 2015
The Geer Cemetery: A Lesson in Black History
Move beyond the Confederate monument debate and recognize the black people whose lives and labor laid our society's foundations.
The News & Observer
February 3, 2019
Traveling While Black Across the Atlantic Ocean
Following in the footsteps of 20th century African Americans, Ethelene Whitmire experiences a 21st century transatlantic crossing.
January 3, 2019