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
From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily
Anne Fleming | Jul 12, 2018Policymakers have been trying to reel in loan sharks for over a century.
Familial Intrigue: A Historian's Attic Reveals Secrets from the Past
Jill Wharton | Feb 16, 2018Alice Echols’s discovery that her grandfather played a leading role in one of the biggest banking scandals in Colorado’s history didn’t originate in t...
Alex Lichtenstein | Dec 1, 2017As Jonathan Levy (Univ. of Chicago) observes in his “Comment” in December’s AHR Forum (“Follow the Money: Banking and Finances in the Modern World”), ...
Welfare Reform and the Politics of Race
Premilla Nadasen | Aug 22, 2016Premilla Nadasen on how the racialized rhetoric of work over dependency reflected in the '96 welfare reform act continues to have an impact today.
Searching for the Quotidian in the Archives
Jesse Hysell | Aug 17, 2016Jesse Hysell considers the nature of daily interactions between Muslim and Christian merchants during the early modern Mediterranean.
How the Culture of “Welfare Reform” Changed the US Army
Jennifer Mittelstadt | Aug 15, 2016The welfare reform movement played a vital role in changing the US Army's social and economic support system for its soldiers and their families.
Class Struggle or Sectionalism?
Robin Einhorn | Apr 11, 2016It’s tax time again in the United States. The AHA will not be advising you about home offices or the...
Transforming the US History Survey with a Focus on Labor in the Atlantic World
Kimberly D. Hill | Feb 16, 2016About three years ago, I realized I needed to reorganize the first few weeks of my early US history ...