Cultural History

  • Native TV in 2021

    Perspectives on Culture

    Liza Black | Jan 18, 2022

    With the debuts of Rutherford Falls and Reservation Dogs in 2021, Indian Country has finally gotten the shows they have always wanted.
  • James Z. Gao (1948–2021)

    In Memoriam

    Jeffrey Herf | Dec 29, 2021

    James Z. Gao, professor of modern Chinese history at the University of Maryland, College Park, died on October 26, 2021, at the age of 73.
  • Portrait of a Man

    Everything Has a History

    Brian Piper | Dec 28, 2021

    This daguerreotype invites us to explore the important history of how people of African descent participated in New Orleans's early photography scene.
  • Teacher, Mentor, Coach

    AHA Activities

    Laura Ansley | Dec 14, 2021

    James H. Sweet, the AHA’s 138th president, shares his goals for his presidential term and reflects how his mentor Colin Palmer shaped his career.

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  • Arthur Mitzman (1931–2021)

    Michael Seidman | Nov 30, 2021

    Arthur Mitzman, intellectual and cultural historian of late modern Germany and France, died at age 89 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The Abortionist

    Gillian Frank | Nov 29, 2021

    Pulp novels of the mid-20th century were titillating and salacious—but this book appeared as abortion became more accepted among Americans.
  • Seeking Truths through Fiction

    Alix E. Harrow, Suzanne Marie Litrel, and Laury Silvers | Nov 16, 2021

    Alix E. Harrow, Suzanne Marie Litrel, and Laury Silvers detail how they went from writing history to writing fiction.
  • Townhouse Notes

    Laura Ansley | Nov 4, 2021

    Historical romance novels are one way that history reaches the public that we should recognize and celebrate.
  • #HATM

    Alexandra F. Levy | Oct 19, 2021

    Historians at the Movies, a social media watch party, has connected historians every Sunday night since 2018.

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