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Roundup



  • California’s forgotten slave history

    by Sarah Barringer Gordon and Kevin Waite

    San Bernardino’s early success rested on a pair of seemingly incongruous forces: Mormonism and slavery.



  • The battle for Notre Dame

    by Philip Kennicott and Aaron Steckelberg

    As the cathedral rises from the ashes, a tug of war over its transformation and history. 



  • A Matter of Facts

    by Sean Wilentz

    The New York Times’ 1619 Project launched with the best of intentions, but has been undermined by some of its claims.



  • Martin Luther King Jr. on Making America Great Again

    by Justin Rose

    “I’d like somebody to mention that day that Martin Luther King, Jr., tried to give his life serving others…I want you to say that I tried to love and serve humanity.”



  • The Neighborhoods We Will Not Share

    by Richard Rothstein

    Persistent housing segregation lies at the root of many of our society’s problems. Trump wants to make it worse.



  • The National Archives' dangerous corruption of history

    by David Perry

    While the National Archives issued an apology and vowed to undergo "a thorough review" of its policies after the Washington Post first reported on the alteration, having discovered it by chance, as a historian I worry about how many other altered documents the Trump administration has buried in our records. Will we ever know?



  • Imagining an Iranian Spring

    by Andrew Meyer

    The recent brush with war between the US and Iran underscores the persistent question of US-Iranian relations: will the two countries ever reach a point of mutual toleration ever again?