Antisemitism in America and General Grant's Civil War Order No. 11
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
Some of my favorite history books, podcasts, and shows from the past year
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
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
Climate change and the meteorological extremes of the summer of 1816
The scandalous suspension of Olympic swimmer Eleanor Holm
The mythology and madness of the Klondike Gold Rush
The fight about how to teach American history in public schools is an old one