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.
The “Depression Disease”: What the United States’ First National Lead Poisoning Crisis Can Teach Us about the Flint Water Disaster
Guest Blogger | Mar 14, 2016By Leif FredricksonIn 1932, a young girl showed up at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with dire symptoms suggesting lead poisoning....
Cokelandia: Building Coca-Cola Cities around the World
Guest Blogger | Dec 29, 2015By Amanda CiafoneAs a historian in Atlanta for the AHA annual meeting, you will no doubt sense the presence of one...
History on Wheels: Hitting the Road with the Traces BUS-eum and Philly History Truck
Stephanie Kingsley | Nov 1, 2015On an autumn day in Iowa, an old school bus with brightly painted farmhouses and other familiar sigh...
Ecological Explorations of Shaolin: Placing the “Ol Dirty Bastard Environmentalism” of the Wu-Tang Clan
Patrick Nugent | Sep 28, 2015Five years ago, as I began writing an environmental history of Staten Island, one of my advisors who grew up...