Current Events in Historical Context
From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily
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?
Fishing for Loan Sharks
Anne Fleming | Jul 12, 2018Policymakers have been trying to reel in loan sharks for over a century.
From the Nation’s Capital, on the Fifth of July
James Grossman | Jul 5, 2018This year’s celebration of Independence Day felt more jingoist than patriotic.
“Our Biggest Mistake Is That We Trusted You Too Much”
Jeffrey A. Engel | May 10, 2018Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, explains how Russian President Vladimir Putin...
“We Came Here to Take the Bastille”
John Lawrence | Apr 30, 2018The candidacies of the Class of '74, a group of 76 Democrats who rode a wave of public disenchantment into...