Current Events in Historical Context
An Act of “Tactical History”
Karen Sieber | Jun 3, 2019Frustrated by a lack of easily accessible materials on the Red Summer, Sieber took to the road and created a digital archive.
Puff, Puff, Pass
From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily
Emily Dufton | Apr 16, 2019A booming kid-oriented paraphernalia marketplace unraveled efforts to legalize cannabis in the 1970s and 1980s.
Matthew Gabriele | Jan 2, 2019What connects white supremacist nostalgia for the Middle Ages and for the American Civil War?
“We’re Not Just Students, We Are Organizers”
Annual Meeting, Perspectives Daily
Elizabeth Todd-Breland | Nov 29, 2018In 1963, Black students desegregated Chicago’s schools. In 2018, student activists are drawing inspiration from their predecessors.
Dane Kennedy | Sep 7, 2018The farm bill, renewed every five years or so, has transformed America’s agricultural landscape.
Aura S. Jirau | Aug 31, 2018For student activists in Puerto Rico, striking is often a means to learn and educate.
RIP to the Liberal Order
Suzy Kim | Aug 13, 2018Misgivings about the end of the liberal order following the US-North Korea summit ignore the US historical record.
Kritika Agarwal | Jul 23, 2018Stripping naturalized immigrants of their citizenship wasn’t Trump’s idea.
Rules of Trade
Dane Kennedy | Jul 20, 2018President Trump calls international trade rules “unfair” to the United States. Do historians agree?