Antisemitism in America and General Grant's Civil War Order No. 11

December 2021

A forgotten 20th-century factory fire and the fight to make workplaces safer
What the history of quarantine can teach us about confronting fear, risk, and uncertainty

November 2021

Some of my favorite history books, podcasts, and shows from the past year

October 2021

Unraveling the secrets of "Ashley's sack," a material record of the history of slavery
As 9/11 passes into history, what it means to remember that Tuesday—and its aftermath

September 2021

Mary Rogers' death in 1841 inspired frantic media speculation, criminal legislation, and Edgar Allan Poe's fiction
Six spiritualist women emerge from the shadows of the past

August 2021

Climate change and the meteorological extremes of the summer of 1816
The scandalous suspension of Olympic swimmer Eleanor Holm

July 2021

The mythology and madness of the Klondike Gold Rush
The fight about how to teach American history in public schools is an old one