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Why Are We Still Segregating Black History in February?

by Christina Proenza-Coles

Even before the U.S. was a nation, African-Americans played crucial roles in nearly every stage of history in the new world. ‘Honoring’ that history in one month is a travesty.

Americans’ ignorance of history is a national scandal

by Max Boot

You simply can’t understand the present if you don’t understand the past.

Max Boot’s Screed Against Historians

by John Fea

Boot is the latest public intellectual to chide academic historians for failing to speak to public audiences.

A quick response to Max Boot’s critique of historians

by Glenn David Brasher

Aren’t retention and anti-intellectualism the real problems?

Do American Women Still Need an Equal Rights Amendment?

by Susan Chira

We’re already living in Phyllis Schlafly’s nightmare.

Winthrop's "City" Was Exceptional, Not Exceptionalist

by Jim Sleeper

There are compelling anthropological reasons why almost every society in history has invented “special covenant” and “origin” myths, or “constitutive fictions.”

The black men of the Civil War were America’s original ‘dreamers’

by Colbert I. King

Like dreamers of today, those black soldiers and sailors also had families and attended churches; some were enrolled in schools.

What we get wrong about the roots of slavery in America

by Eric Herschthal

How we remember the past shapes the fight for racial justice today

Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent and Patriotism in 21st Century America

by Eric Burin

This digital book is available for free download!

The "Historovox" and the Bad Synergy Between Historians and Journalism

by Corey Robin

When academic knowledge is on tap for the media, the result is not a fusion of the best of academia and the best of journalism but the worst of both worlds.

Why History is Important Today

by Luis Martínez-Fernández

"The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

The Catholic Church is bursting with secrets. Investigating one will unravel them all.

by Garry Wills

Secrecy in one clerical area intersects with secrecy in others.

How George Washington would fix partisan politics in America today

by Eli Merritt

The United States' first President George Washington would prescribe rule of law and emotional intelligence to help us heal.