Articles tagged with history

Alberto Toscano

Frightened slaveowners cast the rebel leader as a monster. Scholars have misunderstood his religiosity. A new creative history comes closer than ever to giving us access to Turner’s visionary life.

Erica X Eisen

Seventy years after the civil preparedness film Duck and Cover, it is long past time to reckon with the way white supremacy shaped U.S. nuclear defense efforts during the Cold War.

David Alff

The fight over the American Jobs Plan reflects a long history of competing visions of public works—and, most of all, who should benefit from rebuilding.

Muzna Awayed-Bishara

A Palestinian mother’s perspective.

Robert Manduca Nic Johnson Chris Hong

How a grassroots movement of American farmers laid the foundation for state intervention in the economy, embracing government investment and challenging the slaveholding South in the run-up to the Civil War.

Jonathan Kirshner

The director made landmark contributions to three distinct art forms. His life reflected the American experience in the latter half of the twentieth century—both its failures and its feats.

Mikhal Dekel

Not all research is at stake, however, only work that reveals the role of ethnic Poles in the persecution of Poland’s Jews.

Claire Vergerio

Sovereign states have been mythologized as the natural unit of political order. History shows how new they are—and how we can think beyond them.

Paula Findlen

Recent efforts to commemorate Laura Bassi—a pioneering physicist in eighteenth-century Italy—often say more about us than the world of women in science.

Derecka Purnell Elizabeth Hinton

Activist Derecka Purnell interviews historian Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, America on Fire, and how the label “riot” discredits Black political demands.