Current Events in Historical Context

  • A Farewell to the Model Minority Myth

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    Shuko Tamao | May 6, 2021

    In the wake of recent violence, historian Shuko Tamao reflects on how racism against Asian American and Pacific Islanders impacts students and faculty in academia.
  • Remote Reflections

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    Claire C. Arnold | May 4, 2021

    Researching the communication strategies of 19th-century British migrants helped one graduate student make sense of her experience during COVID.
  • Vaccine Hesitancy Is a 21st-Century Phenomenon

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    Gareth Millward | Apr 16, 2021

    Since the 1940s, vaccination campaigns have been held to increasingly high, and difficult to meet, standards. 
  • A Tale of Two Catholic Presidents

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    Francine Uenuma | Apr 2, 2021

    Whereas JFK faced voters skeptical of him for merely being Catholic, Joe Biden must confront concerns about what kind of Catholic he is.

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  • Meeting Need, Collecting Need

    Amanda B. Moniz | Apr 1, 2021

    The National Museum of American History's curator of the history of philanthropy reflects on her efforts to document food insecurity during the COVID pandemic.
  • Townhouse Notes

    Ashley E. Bowen | Feb 3, 2021

    Historians offer context and nuance in times when those things are in short supply, often asking us to check our assumptions and refine our critiques.
  • Why is Charles Curtis’s Legacy So Complicated?

    Kiara M. Vigil | Jan 19, 2021

    Charles Curtis, a member of the Kaw Nation and the first person of color to serve as vice president, is...
  • Vikings, Crusaders, Confederates

    Matthew Gabriele | Jan 12, 2021

    Why was there so much medieval imagery at the assault on the US Capitol? Historian Matthew Gabriele explains the Far...
  • A Starting Point

    Kevin Boyle and James Grossman | Jan 11, 2021

    The braided relationship between history and civics will make January 6, 2021, a central concern in classrooms and other educational...
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