Jefferson statue

What Are We to Make of Thomas Jefferson?

There is perhaps no more enigmatic figure in American history than Thomas Jefferson, born April 13, 1743. How should his legacy be understood today?
Grand Central terminal clock

How America Got its Time Zones

Boston is considering joining the Atlantic time zone. How did Americans decide on time zones anyway?
Chicago teachers striking

The Rise of Teachers’ Unions

Teachers' unions have been an important force in America since the 1950s.
University of Pennsylvania students locate books on the stacks at the new Charles Patterson Van Pelt Library in 1962. (Photo by Authenticated News/Archive Photos)

Do Libraries Still Matter?

With the rise of digital search tools, is there a future for big buildings filled with books and journals? Respondents to an Ithaka S + R survey say yes.

The Perpetual Paranoid Style in American Politics

The "paranoid style" isn't so much periodical as it is perpetual. 
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Marvel’s Agent Carter and the Women of WWII

Marvel has introduced Agent Peggy Carter into the lexicon about women’s status in the military during and post-WWII.