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  • Setting the Lost Cause on Fire

    Karen L. Cox | Aug 6, 2020

    Protesters burned the United Daughters of the Confederacy's headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, because it functions as a monument to white supremacy and the Lost Cause.
  • A Monument to Black Resistance and Strength

    Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove | Aug 5, 2020

    The Washington, DC, Emancipation Memorial's complex history complicates discussions of its possible removal.
  • Named for the Enemy

    Ty Seidule | Aug 4, 2020

    A historian and retired brigadier general explains how white supremacy and deference to "local sensibilities" created the US Army's Confederate problem. 
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Siegfried H. Sutterlin

    Matthew Keough | Jul 30, 2020

    Siegfried H. Sutterlin is a former senior Fulbright scholar in Europe and retired historian, having been professionally associated with seven...
  • W. J. Rorabaugh (1945–2020)

    Michael Allen | Jul 30, 2020

    W. J. Rorabaugh, professor emeritus of American history at the University of Washington, died on March 19, 2020, from complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Counting on the Census

    Rachel Basinger | Jul 28, 2020

    Summer columnist Rachel Basinger describes how short census questionnaires stunt historical research.
  • Grant of the Week: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Fellowships

    Karen Lou | Jul 20, 2020

    The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is now accepting applications for its 2020 Fellowships.
  • Robert L. Zangrando (1932–2019)

    Martin Chasin | Jul 16, 2020

    Robert L. Zangrando, professor emeritus of American history at the University of Akron, died February 22, 2019, in Hudson, Ohio, at age 86.
  • Sanctuary or Battlefield?

    Stephen Buono | Jul 15, 2020

    AHA NASA fellow Stephen Buono reflects upon the long struggle between peace and militarization in outer space.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Tula Connell

    Matthew Keough | Jul 9, 2020

    Tula Connell is a senior communications officer. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and has been a member since 2013.

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