Equity & Diversity
Many Thousands Failed
Andrew K. Koch | May 1, 2017Andrew K. Koch reveals troubling demographic trends in student outcomes from introductory US history courses.
The History Classroom in an Era of Crisis
David Pace | May 1, 2017This is not a time for business as usual. In a “post-truth” age of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” historians must ask fundamental questions abou...
Diversity and Segregation
From the President
Tyler Stovall | Mar 10, 2017As part of a 2013 AHA Roundtable in Perspectives about the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which upheld affirmative a...
Historians as Expert Witnesses
Kritika Agarwal | Feb 1, 2017Kritika Agarwal investigates historians' participation as expert witnesses in voting rights cases.
"What It Means to Be a Citizen" Student Veterans in History Classrooms
Eladio Bobadilla | Jan 9, 2017Since the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2008, colleges and universities have seen a steady inc...
Letter of Support for National Monument to Reconstruction
James Grossman | Jan 9, 2017Events and people from the Beaufort, South Carolina, area reflect the era’s most important issues: l...
History and Belonging: First-Generation Latino/a Students and the Discipline’s Future
Yovanna Pineda | Dec 1, 2016As readers of Perspectives on History know, the declining number of history majors has led to a gene...
Some Notes on Safe Spaces
James Grossman and Sadie Bergen | Oct 17, 2016In late August, the dean of students at the University of Chicago, John Ellison, stirred up a hornet...
Understanding the Role of the Committee on Minority Historians in the AHA
Melissa Nicole Stuckey | Oct 17, 2016In 1990, when the AHA established the Committee on Minority Historians (CMH), its stated purpose was...