This is the grave of Horace Greeley. Born in 1811 on a farm outside of Amherst, New Hampshire. Evidently he barely survived, not really being able to breathe for the first twenty minutes of his life.
Conservatives are FREAKING OUT over the New York Times’ 1619 Project. This leaves me slightly conflicted because I don’t really want to defend the Times and its terrible coverage of our ri
Scott mentioned the 1619 Project at the Times a couple of days ago and I want to go back to this to mention Kevin Kruse, historian and King of Twitter, who wrote on the connections between interstate
This is the grave of Samuel Morse. Born in 1791 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Morse grew up in a strong Federalist neo-Puritan family. His father was a minister and while much of the old Puritanism h
Donald Trump may get the love of West Virginians, but there’s not too much he can do about the fact that coal is increasingly just not worth turning into power. When the Navajo Generating Statio
This is the grave of Joel Poinsett. Born in 1779 to a rich doctor and his wife in Charleston, South Carolina, Poinsett was educated with the elites of his time. Some of his schooling was in Charleston
The historian Ana Lucia Araujo has a good essay on Confederate monuments and how to respond to the idea that taking them down or renaming things named after these racist traitors is “erasing our
This is the grave of Al Capp. Born in 1909 in New Haven, Connecticut, Al Caplin grew up in a Jewish family with immigrant parents. They were very poor, but his parents were happy to have escaped the a