How to Create False Witnesses

How "secondary confessions" lead to false witnesses in testimonies.

Tambora: The Volcano Felt Around the World

Tambora's explosion was one of the largest volcanic events in recorded history,

Historian Elizabeth A. Fenn on the Mandans

Early work from historian Elizabeth A. Fenn.

Civil Rights and Private Property Rights

The connection between civil rights and private property rights as they play out in the 1960s and now.
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The Genealogy Factor: Graveyards & Gravestones

This is the first in a series of columns by Genealogy Roadshow host Josh Taylor about doing genealogical research on JSTOR.

Revising Dust Bowl Myths

Charles J. Shindo attempts to revise common myths about the "Dust Bowl"

Mesmerizing Jonathan Miller

Read a 2001 Keynote Address from comedian and scholar Jonathan Miller on to the Social Research conference on Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815).

The Erotics of Backgammon

James E. Doan reveals the sexual innuendoes and double-entendres based on Backgammon.

Do Police Deter Crime?

Is there a connection between larger police forces and lower crime rates?
A U.S. Civil War cannon with American Flags in the background. This cannon is located at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Kennesaw, Georgia. "G.T.B" on the muzzle is the initials of George Thatcher Balch, the Confederate officer who inspected the cannon that the Ames Foundry where it was cast.

An End to All Hell: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War’s End

The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.