African American History
AHA Member Spotlight: G. Jasper Conner
Matthew Keough | Oct 8, 2021G. Jasper Conner is a PhD candidate at the College of William & Mary. He lives in Richmond, Virginia, and...
Mechal Sobel (1933–2021)
Sharon Halevi | Sep 30, 2021Mechal Sobel, historian of early American life and culture and African American history, died on March 24, 2021, in Haifa, Israel.
Abstract and Ill Informed
From the President
Jacqueline Jones | Aug 12, 2021Critical race theory provides insights into why achieving the ideals enshrined in the Founders' declaration that "all men are created...
“The Culture Wars—They’re Back!”
Laura Ansley | Aug 11, 2021From local school board meetings to state legislatures to the US Capitol, Americans are fired up about what should, and...
AHA Member Spotlight: Barbara L. Tischler
Matthew Keough | Jul 27, 2021Barbara L. Tischler is a lecturer in the Black Male Initiative program at Empire State College, State University of New...
Linda Hunter Rowe (1945–2020)
Cathleene B. Hellier | Jul 19, 2021Linda Hunter Rowe, a historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who retired in 2017 after 50 years of service, died on October 23, 2020.
History Lessons on Film
Nathalie Barton | Jun 30, 2021Historians should watch films like Judas and the Black Messiah as much for their filmmaking as their history making.
A Juneteenth Dilemma
Channon Miller and T.J. Tallie | Jun 22, 2021Juneteenth has a specific cultural history and intent; it cannot be generalized into a wider celebration of freedom for all people in the United States.
Grant of the Week: American Slavery’s Legacy across Space and Time
Karen Lou | Jun 1, 2021The Social Science Research Council is now accepting applications for its American Slavery's Legacy across Space and Time: Small Grants Program.