Fishing for Loan Sharks
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 sc...
Alex Lichtenstein | Dec 1, 2017As Jonathan Levy (Univ. of Chicago) observes in his “Comment” in December’s AHR Forum (“Follow the M...
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 ...
New Seminar by the Institute for Constitutional History: Capital as a Constitutional Issue: Land and Money, 1776–1900
Sadie Bergen | Dec 16, 2015The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty: Capital as a...
Envisioning Reconstruction: Atlanta’s Landscapes, in Black and White
Christianna Merry Huber | Dec 1, 2015When Atlanta residents returned to the city after the Civil War, they confronted destruction they ha...