The Girls High School Experiment
In 1830, Boston had just concluded a radical experiment — a high school for girls.
Boston Archives and Records Management
January 17, 2018
1919 Race Riots in Chicago: A Look Back 100 Years Later
A century after the tragedies that shaped the nation's race relations.
February 25, 2019
What's Old is New: How Orange County's Conservative Past Created its Demographics Today
As immigration flows changed, Orange County's demographics changed and so did its political leanings.
January 18, 2013
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