American history

The Man Who Was Everywhere
The serendipitous political career of Harris Wofford
November 20, 2014

If it happened, he was there.

Henry Fairlie on What Europeans Thought of Our Revolution
It really was a shot heard round the world.
July 04, 2014

It really was a shot heard round the world.

Meet the Sarah Palin Enthusiast Who May Have Been the Best American Historian of His Generation
June 17, 2014

Martin J. Sklar, an American historian who has never received his due, died on April 27.

Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations
Ta-Nehisi Coates makes his case in The Atlantic's new issue
May 20, 2014

It shouldn't be so controversial. But it will.

Barack Obama Revived George Bush's Popularity (But Not for the Reason You Think)
April 25, 2013

By doing things like ending the Iraq war, Obama closed the book on those topics that reminded people why they hated his predecessor.

Agit-Prof
Howard Zinn's influential mutilations of American history
March 19, 2013

Howard Zinn copied, pasted, and simplified his way to People's History of the United States. The rest of his scholarship wasn't much better.