Political History

  • Athan G. Theoharis (1936–2021)

    In Memoriam

    Jeanne Theoharis | Sep 30, 2021

    Athan G. Theoharis, professor emeritus of history at Marquette University, died on July 3, 2021, at the age of 84.
  • Katherine B. Aaslestad (1961–2021)

    In Memoriam

    Suzanne Marchand | Sep 30, 2021

    On April 24, 2021, we lost Katherine B. Aaslestad, pioneer in the social and political history of the Napoleonic era, to ovarian cancer.
  • Irwin Unger (1927–2021)

    In Memoriam

    Joanne Reitano | Sep 30, 2021

    Irwin Unger passed away on May 21, 2021, at age 94.
  • A Year Characterized by Pivoting and Adapting

    Perspectives Daily

    Alexandra F. Levy | Sep 21, 2021

    The 2020 HAC report documents the progress made by the Office of the Historian of the State Department during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Consistently Evolving

    Adam M. Howard and Kristin L. Ahlberg | Sep 20, 2021

    In the 160 years since a Congressional request led to the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the project’s...
  • From Water and Radicalism to Archival Friendships

    Mark Philip Bradley | Aug 25, 2021

    The September issue of the American Historical Review showcases the chronological, methodological, and spatial reach that has become a hallmark...
  • Abstract and Ill Informed

    Jacqueline Jones | Aug 12, 2021

    Critical race theory provides insights into why achieving the ideals enshrined in the Founders' declaration that "all men are created...
  • The Phantom Olympics

    Paul Droubie | Jul 21, 2021

    Japan's decision to forfeit hosting the 1940 Olympic Games was the result of conflicting ideological impulses at the core of its Olympic bid. 
  • Walter F. LaFeber (1933–2021)

    Alison Dreizen | Jul 19, 2021

    Walter F. LaFeber, a scholar of US Foreign Relations, died on March 9, 2021.
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