Demolishing “Participatory Dictatorship”
AHA Today, From the National History Center
Andrew Demshuk | May 21, 2018The destruction of Leipzig's University Church in 1968 revealed the insincerity of the German Democratic Republic's rhetoric of "people's democracy," writes Andrew Demshuk.
AHA Member Spotlight: Paula C. Austin
Matthew Keough | Apr 10, 2018Paula Austin is assistant professor at California State University, Sacramento. Her research interests include African American history and urban history.
AHA Member Spotlight: Matthew Spady
Matthew Keough | Feb 21, 2018atthew Spady is an independent historian and director of the Audubon Park Alliance.
Zachary Schrag | Jan 4, 2018Recent problems with the DC Metro suggest a need for more histories of maintenance on public transit systems and other infrastructure projects, writes Zachary Schrag.
The Rise and Fall of DC’s Chinatown
Shaobin Zheng | Dec 29, 2017Even though only 300 Chinese Americans remain in DC's Chinatown, the neighborhood attests to the community's vibrant history in the city, writes Shaobin Zheng.
Brenda E. Stevenson | Apr 28, 2017Latasha Harlins’s murder and its contested treatment in the Los Angeles courts led to much of the destruction caused by the 1992 Los Angeles riot/insurrection.
John J. Grabowski | Dec 20, 2016It has been a memorable year for the city of Cleveland: the Cavaliers won the NBA championship; it h...
History, Economics, and Food
Rachel Snyder | Nov 21, 2016Applying for college is stressful enough without having to pick a major. That is why after writing a...
Welfare Reform and the Politics of Race
Premilla Nadasen | Aug 22, 2016Premilla Nadasen on how the racialized rhetoric of work over dependency reflected in the '96 welfare reform act continues to have an impact today.