Pictorial Maps of the United States
Explore US history with these maps of national parks, folklore, 1930s Greyhound bus routes, and more!
The Colorado Cannibal
Prospector Alferd Packer, stranded in the San Juan Mountains, was forced to eat his companions to survive the brutal winter conditions. Or was he?
In History, The Past is the Present is the Future
If the past is so all terribly bad, then aren’t we lucky in the present?
The Declaration of Independence: Annotated
Related links to free scholarly context on JSTOR for the foundational document in American government.
Mary Beard and the Beginning of Women’s History
She was one half of a powerhouse academic couple and an influential historian in her own right. But she's still often overlooked.
The Long Fight for D.C. Statehood
Will the District of Columbia ever get its own star on the American flag? It's been an uphill journey so far.
How Racist Cartoons Helped Ignite a Massacre
In 1898, a North Carolina newspaper cartoonist weaponized white fears and tropes of Black predation to stoke a coup d'etat.
“Hard Times Tokens” Were Not One Cent
The counterfeit currencies issued in response to 1837’s coin shortage were worthless—or were they?
Politics and Power in the United States: A Syllabus
Historical and scholarly context for the January 6, 2021 insurrection.
Socialism: Foundations and Key Concepts
What is the political, philosophic, and economic system known as socialism? Some starting points for further study.