On Military Desertion and Executions

Military desertion is not as rare as one would think.

Wall Street’s Slave Market

New York City will unveil a plaque today marking the location of the city's slave market at Wall Street.

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 from 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.