Political History

  • Martin J. Sherwin (1937–2021)

    Gregg Herken | Dec 29, 2021

    Martin J. Sherwin died on October 6, 2021, of complications from lung cancer.
  • Eric Weitz (1953–2021)

    Jeremy Adelman | Dec 29, 2021

    Eric Weitz, a historian of Germany and global human rights, passed away on July 1, 2021.
  • When the Birds Go Silent

    Manuel Martinez Alvarenga, Marlena Boswell, Isti Bhattacharya, Miguel Cruz-Díaz, Justin Hawkins, Brian Quinn, and Thomas Stephens | Nov 24, 2021

    The latest issue of the AHR features articles on environmental history, African history, and digital history, among other topics.
  • Athan G. Theoharis (1936–2021)

    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)

    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)

    Joanne Reitano | Sep 30, 2021

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

    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.
  • 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...

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