Articles in race tagged with history

Jonna Perrillo

In her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández makes the case for why U.S. history only makes sense when told as a binational story.

Portrait of historian Robin D.G. Kelley
Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley published his pathbreaking history of the Black radical imagination in 2002. Where are we two decades later?

Meena Krishnamurthy

Though a means of escaping and undermining racial injustice, the practice comes with own set of costs and sacrifices.

Max Haiven

With the invasion causing a global shortage of sunflower oil, palm oil is back on the rise. But the commodity’s bloody history is instructive of how global capitalism can and can’t be fixed.

Robin D. G. Kelley

While W. E. B. Du Bois praised an expanding penitentiary system, T. Thomas Fortune called for investment in education and a multiracial, working-class movement.

Randall L. Kennedy

King could not accomplish what philosophers and theologians also failed to—distinguishing moral from immoral law in a polarized society.

Jonna Perrillo

Laws controlling what schools teach about race and gender show an awareness that classrooms are sites of nation-building. During the Cold War, El Paso public schools knew this too when they taught the children of former Nazis how to be white Americans.

David Roediger

A history of imperial forgetting.

Douglas Shadle

The field is reckoning with a long legacy of racial exclusion, despite its universalist claims.

Douglass Fredrick and the Haiti Commission on USS Tennessee in Key West.
Peter James Hudson

Toward the end of his life, Frederick Douglass served briefly as U.S. ambassador to Haiti. The disastrous episode reveals much about the country’s long struggle for Black sovereignty while always under the threat of U.S. empire.