Current Events in Historical Context

  • Rules of Trade

    Perspectives Daily

    Dane Kennedy | Jul 20, 2018

    President Trump calls international trade rules “unfair” to the United States. Do historians agree?
  • Fishing for Loan Sharks

    From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily

    Anne Fleming | Jul 12, 2018

    Policymakers have been trying to reel in loan sharks for over a century.
  • From the Nation’s Capital, on the Fifth of July

    Perspectives Daily

    James Grossman | Jul 5, 2018

    This year’s celebration of Independence Day felt more jingoist than patriotic.
  • “Our Biggest Mistake Is That We Trusted You Too Much”

    AHA Today, From the National History Center

    Jeffrey A. Engel | May 10, 2018

    Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, explains how Russian President Vladimir Putin...

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