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Historians/History


  • The Seen and the Unseen: Queer Lives 1914-1945

    by T. Frohock

    Records generally show us the experiences of either the most privileged members of a society, who often escaped prosecution unharmed, or the most underprivileged, who suffered from laws designed to criminalize their behavior.


  • He said, She said: In the Matter of Nat Turner

    by Christopher Tomlins 

    Nat Turner spoke while black and asks us all to listen. If we are to understand him – to understand what sort of man he was, by whom he was charged to act, on whose behalf he acted, and why – we have to begin by listening.


  • Who Can be An American?

    by Donald J. Fraser

    The challenge of our times, especially in the upcoming 2020 election, is to continue our commitment to a creedal vision of America. We need to make a reality of the opening words of our Constitution, that “We the People” means all people who share the American Creed.


  • Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment

    by Alan Singer

    February 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution declaring “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”


  • Remembering Soldier's Bravery at Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later

    by Jack H. Lucas

    "I had no way of knowing that in a matter of a few short hours I would make the most important decision of my life and in the lives of three members of my fire team. The choice would be mine: either I could die alone or all of us would die together."


  • The Communist Manifesto Turns 172

    by Sam Ben-Meir

    This is a moment that we should not allow to pass without some reflection on the meaning to us today of Marx and Engels’ pamphlet.  


  • Re-Animating the 1619 Project: Teachable Moments Not Turf Wars

    by James Brewer Stewart

    Those of us who value the 1619 Project can reclaim our “teachable moment” by excavating beneath the heated rhetoric. There we will discover that the journalists and the historians embrace conflicting but equally valuable historical truths regarding slavery’s power to shape our nations past and present.


  • The Making of a Periphery

    by Ulbe Bosma

    How did the once-prosperous islands of Southeast Asia transform into a “peripheral” region?


  • Frank Ramsey: A Genius By All Tests for Genius

    by Cheryl Misak

    Unlike his friends Russell and Wittgenstein who focused on the vastness and the unknowability of the world, Ramsey believed it was more important to concentrate on what is admirable and conducive to living a good life.