Close Up Of Pregnant Woman Smoking Cigarette

Addicted Mothers: Substance Abusers or Child Abusers?

Are mothers with addictions abusive or victims? Our answer almost always involves race and class.
Little Rock Nine

Little Rock, Then and Now

Segregation and inequality are still major issues in Little Rock today
Georgetown University in 1850

Slavery and the Church

It wasn't just educational institutions like Georgetown University that profited off of slavery; churches, too, were complicit in the system.
Immigrants Arriving in New York City, 1887 Engraving

Constructing the White Race

How race is historically and culturally defined. 
9/11 memorial, New York

The Shrines of September 11th

In the immediate aftermath of September 11th, impromptu shrines appeared.
Thomas Edison with lightbulb

Thomas Edison and the War of the Currents

Thomas Edison had a big stake in the AC/DC war of the currents and would say anything to win. 
Delmonico's dinner, 1906

The Evolution of the New York Restaurant Scene

In colonial America, restaurants as we know them today were virtually unheard of.
hospital bed

The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women

 Jane Lawrence documents the forced sterilization of thousands of Native American women by the Indian Health Service in the 1960s and 1970s.
Hawaii

The Struggle for Hawaii

Hawaii has been a state for 57 years, but its history goes back much further. 
Green Dragon Tavern

A Brief History of U.S. Drinking

In 1770, the average colonial Americans consumed about three and a half gallons of alcohol per year, about double the modern rate.