William Darity and Kirsten Mullen make the case for finally addressing a great wrong.
The “Letters from an American” author provides historical context for today’s threats to democracy.
When people’s value is reduced to their economic contributions, they are dehumanized.
New books that are shaping conversations about the Old Testament
Our language isn’t neutral. It has history embedded within it.
Stephanie Jones-Rogers dismantles the stereotype of white female passivity in the pre-Civil War south.
At the heart of her narrative is the fate of two political ideals: liberty and popular sovereignty.
Hurston's singular ear for the beauty of speech and memory brings Cudjo Lewis's story to life.
Nat Turner led a slave rebellion. He also heard the voice of God.
In recent years, debates over the appropriateness of public monuments celebrating Confederate figures have become increasingly common. Along with exposing deep racial divides, these debates have brought to light historical attitudes and structures built on enduring notions of white supremacy. While generally taking place in local contexts, they have ramifications that concern all Americans.
Eric Foner resurrects the history of the Underground Railroad, its powerful place in New York City, and how it helped Harriet Beecher Stowe and others bring about the war that ended slavery.