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American History



  • America Needs an Education in Whiteness

    by Jordan Lindsey

    Not a white equivalent of Black History Month—but a better understanding of the concept of whiteness and the harm it inflicts on race relations.



  • Daniel Immerwahr Profiled by Chicago Tribune

    “How to Hide an Empire” builds towards a single, reality-scrambling concept: that the familiar map of the United States you know, sea to shining sea, Atlantic to Pacific, Canada to Mexico, is wrong.



  • America’s Original Identity Politics

    by Sarah Churchwell

    The good news for anyone feeling perturbed is that it simply isn’t true that identity politics represents the end of America or of liberal democracy. 



  • Trump's muddled view of American history

    Several historians who have studied the presidency extensively said they are concerned that Trump seems to view his lack of interest in reading as a badge of honor.