The Year Abraham Lincoln Declared Thanksgiving
The Stories of “Segregation Academies,” as Told by the White Students Who Attended Them
When Did the Right Become Unable to Deal With the Complexity of American History?
Being Right About Reagan’s Racism Was Bad for Jimmy Carter
Tying Black Resistance to Communism Is a Time-Tested American Tradition
In Assuming DNA Evidence Is Infallible, Are We Making a Mistake?
Could We Go Back to Wind-Powered Ships by Rediscovering a Nautical Innovation We Abandoned a Century Ago?
Will Artificial Intelligence Screw Musicians the Way the Phonograph Screwed John Philip Sousa?
The Original “Welfare Queen” Got Convicted. Then Other Women Were Made to Suffer for Her Crimes.
Trump’s “Baby Execution” Lie Is Disgusting, but It’s Also a Dangerously Effective Piece of Propaganda
The “Second KKK” of the 1920s Was Virulently Anti-Immigrant. And Their Rhetoric Sounds Disturbingly Familiar Today.
2018 Was the Year Historians Went Viral on Twitter. Here’s How They Made Their Fantastic Threads.
On the Centenary of the Armistice, We Should Remember World War I for What It Was—a Bloody Waste of Human Life
Tables of Contents, Indexes, and Encyclopedias Were Invented to Manage Information Overload. What’s Next?
Robert Bowers Was Not the First to Scapegoat the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Government Officials Did It for Years.
People Thought the Trans-Atlantic Cable, or Facebook, Might Bring World Peace. Why Do We Get This Wrong?
The Far Right Is Claiming That Letter Bombs Are a “Liberal Tactic.” But History Shows Equal-Opportunity Terrorism.
The Victorians Preserved Important Artifacts With Plaster Casts. Can We Use Virtual Reality for That?
The Proud Boys’ Acceptance at a Fancy Republican Club Looks a Lot Like the Courtship Between Conservatives and Fascists Before WWII
In 1714, a Huge Prize Led to a World-Changing Breakthrough. Can Prizes Still Spur Innovation Today?