On the Peaceful Transfer of Power: Lessons from 1800
Sara Georgini | Sep 29, 2020
Historians can read plenty of pointed lessons in the presidential election of 1800, a surprisingly uncivil brawl between two aging revolutionaries.
Sleep, Food, and Sex: In the October Issue of the American Historical Review
Alex Lichtenstein | Sep 28, 2020
The October issue of the AHR features four research articles, a lively AHR Exchange, a roundtable review of a new book on digital research, and a History Unclassified essay on sex and food.
Shape the Future . . . of History?: Why We Need a Longer Census Questionnaire in 2030
Rachel Basinger | Sep 25, 2020
Future historians could benefit from advocacy now for a longer census.
A New View of Event History: Collective Consciousness As a Historical Force
Perspectives on Culture, Viewpoints
Robert Darnton | Sep 24, 2020
A senior historian reflects on how living through this moment of crisis spurred him to rethink the notion of events and their relationship to collective consciousness.
The Pith Helmet
Carina Ray | Sep 23, 2020
Everything has a history, including the pith helmet.
Neoliberalism’s Long Legacies
Joaquín M. Chávez | Sep 22, 2020
Chile and Venezuela are just two nations that may feel the effects of the 2020 US elections.
Nominations Invited for AHA Offices, Terms Beginning January 2022
Liz Townsend | Sep 21, 2020
The executive director invites all members to submit to him recommendations for AHA offices.
Why Study History? Revisited
Peter N. Stearns | Sep 18, 2020
Two decades after writing a powerful response to the question "why study history," Peter Stearns revisits his answer.
China as Equal
John Delury | Sep 17, 2020
For the first time in centuries, Americans are looking upon China as an equal; and for the first time ever, the parity presents itself as a threat to the interests and security of the United States.