The Forgotten March on Washington
August 24, 2013
From the outset, recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington has been a matter of ratios: congratulation to critique, historical reflection to contemporary concerns.
The 1963 March on Washington featured just one prominent white speaker.
What Wendy Davis Looked Like 20 Years Ago
August 16, 2013
The famous filibusterer as a Harvard Law Grad in 1993.
Daniel Ellsberg, the Original Big Leaker
June 26, 2013
Daniel Ellsberg was a spiritual godfather to Snowden and Manning. But he was so, so different.
The Year of the Skyjacker
June 17, 2013
In 1972, they owned the skies.
Hearts of Darkness
June 10, 2013
Was there ever really a British Empire? Cartographers certainly wanted you to think so.
The Forgotten President
June 04, 2013
The first liberal Democratic president took office exactly 100 years ago this spring. So why aren’t contemporary liberals bestowing the same praise on Woodrow Wilson as they lavish on Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson?
Why America Never Had Universal Child Care
April 24, 2013
Following The New Republic's recent blockbuster day-care story, a historian describes a 1971 effort to create a national child-care program–and the backlash that ensued.
April 02, 2013
In celebrating the most famous gay-rights skirmish, we slight the battles that came before
March 19, 2013
Howard Zinn copied, pasted, and simplified his way to A People's History of the United States. The rest of his scholarship wasn't much better.