The Club for Growth and Political Polarization
Organized groups have arisen to enforce "party purity" and wider political polarization in American politics.
The Rise and Fall of Coal Miners’ Unions
The origin of coal miners' unions during the late 19th century.
The Battle to Keep Prostitution Legal in 1950s Japan
Revisiting the struggle to keep prostitution from being criminalized in 1950s Japan.
Albert Einstein: Genius and Anti-racist
A look at Albert Einstein's passionate fight against racism.
Electric Cars… of The 1890s
Electric cars were first introduced in the late 1890s, but they didn't catch on.
ISIS’s Destruction of the Ruins of Palmyra
ISIS militants destroyed two of Palmyra' most important structures, the Temple of Baalshamin and the Temple of Bel, both of which had stood for 2,000 years.
Hearing Harriet Smith
In the University of Texas library, our writer found a previously unknown audiotape of an interview with a woman who'd been born into slavery.
Was George Wallace Anti-Education…Or Just Anti-Integration?
While pledging to keep schools segregated, Alabama Governor George Wallace set up a community college system that benefited black Alabamans.
How Should Europe Welcome Refugees?
A comparison of the different ways European countries welcome refugees suggest that a combination of methods works best.
Who Opposes Gun Control?
People who oppose gun control tend to be white, male, Protestant, and living in the West, Mountain states, or South.