by Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. and Cathie Pelletier
2019 marks the 100 year anniversary of the eclipse that proved Einstein’s theory and ultimately catapulted him to fame.
by David Carlin
President Kennedy understood that his “goal [would] serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills.” We need similar thinking today.
A surprising number of the Apollo spacecraft’s critical parts ended up being crafted and assembled by hand, by a vast battalion of little-known and little-heralded workers back on earth.
SOURCE: NY Times
by Jill Lepore
“At no point before the actual moon landing did any majority of Americans support the mission to land on the moon,” Lepore says in this podcast.
SOURCE: Washington Post
This is the first direct image of something theorized for more than a century.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Apollo 11 brought a message of peace to the Moon - but Neil and Buzz almost forgot to leave it behind
by Michelle L.D. Hanlon
You may be surprised to learn there are more than a hundred sites on the Moon with evidence of human activity.
SOURCE: Live Science
It's the third in a series of archives that make up the Billion Year Archive initiative.
"There has never been historic preservation off our planet. It's a really difficult subject."
- Archivist and bookseller plead guilty to pilfering $8M in rare texts from Carnegie Library
- The chief justice who presided over the first presidential impeachment trial thought it was political spectacle
- Hundreds of Britons Volunteered for a Diary-Keeping Project in 1937. They Left an Invaluable Record of World War II
- Fact check: After Pearl Harbor, Japanese didn't invade US because they feared armed citizens?
- How Political Divides Shape U.S. History Lessons
- AHA Encourages History Departments to Provide Full Library Access to Alumni and to Unaffiliated Historians in their Regions
- Clayborne Carson Interviewed by World Socialist Web Site on 1619 Project
- “A staggering tour de force – but an opportunity missed”: a historian’s review of the film 1917
- NY Journal of Books Reviews Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
- AHA Enrollment Study Finds History Enrollments Hold Study as Department Efforts Intensify