This story from Illinois says so much about how hard it is to do public history with integrity. Just months after authoring a critical report that raised further questions about the provenance of a mu
So last weekend I was in Washington, D.C. to give a talk at a union conference and then I spent a couple days traveling through Virginia. That part of the trip was funded by grave donations and I assu
I appreciated this discussion of the Entrada celebration in Santa Fe, a now long-running tradition in the city reenacting the Spanish reconquest of it in 1692 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the only
One thing that is interesting in the United States right now is that unlike ever before in our history, at least nearly everyone left of center is willing to deal in some way with our unsavory history
I think one can make a case for maintaining Confederate monuments, but I don’t think Zachary Fine really makes it. Writing about the recent New Orleans decision to take down several Confederate
Historic homes of famous old white people was one of the first ways Americans began remembering their past. But they have tons of problems. Largely, those problems can be summed up in the word boring.
The Equal Justice Initiative has researched a new history of lynching, documenting nearly 4000 lynchings in the South, including attempts to find the precise locations where they took place. The hope
The question with what to do with racist monuments is a difficult one. I can certainly understand the desire to change or erase them. If I am a member of a traditionally oppressed group and I saw word