Richard Polenberg (1937–2020)
Kevin M. Kruse | Jan 29, 2021Richard Polenberg, historian of modern America, died on November 26, 2020, in Ithaca, New York.
Why is Charles Curtis’s Legacy So Complicated?
Kiara M. Vigil | Jan 19, 2021Charles Curtis, a member of the Kaw Nation and the first person of color to serve as vice president, is...
Alexandra F. Levy | Oct 27, 2020The State Department's Office of the Historian faced challenges on multiple fronts in 2019.
Expanding the Genre
Laura Ansley | Oct 22, 2020In You Never Forget Your First, Alexis Coe breaks away from hagiography to craft a biography of George Washington that appeals to new audiences.
“If Anybody Says Election to Me, I Want to Fight”
Jon Grinspan | Oct 19, 2020The election of 1876 can shed light on how the nation's political institutions operate during a crisis of democracy.
Who Is in Control?
Jeremi Suri | Oct 5, 2020The White House was unprepared for the chaos in the chain of command created by the near assassination of President Reagan in 1981.
Paul A. C. Koistinen (1933–2020)
John Broesamle | Sep 30, 2020Paul A. C. Koistinen, historian of the political economy of American warfare, died on January 25, 2020, at the age of 86.
On the Peaceful Transfer of Power
Sara Georgini | Sep 29, 2020Historians can read plenty of pointed lessons in the presidential election of 1800, a surprisingly uncivil brawl between two aging revolutionaries.
A New View of Event History
Robert Darnton | Sep 24, 2020A senior historian reflects on how living through this moment of crisis spurred him to rethink the notion of events...
Neoliberalism’s Long Legacies
Joaquín M. Chávez | Sep 22, 2020Chile and Venezuela are just two nations that may feel the effects of the 2020 US elections.