In the wake of a week of violent, racialized shootings in the United States at the end of October 2018, much attention has been given to the spurious beliefs held by white nationalists and neo-Nazis like Robert Gregory Bowers, who opened fire in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people. The crux of these beliefs, […]

#Twitterstorians take on trolls: the case of Kevin Kruse and Dinesh D’Souza   That the Internet can be a hive of disinformation and echo chambers is news to few, but the existence of Twitter has only exacerbated the issue. Whereas once one would have to write op-eds and Letters to the Editor in newspapers or […]

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was one of the most impacting aspects of the development of nations on either side of the Atlantic from its beginnings in the sixteenth century to its demise in the nineteenth. Not only did it produce untold amounts of material and economic wealth to those nations who dealt in its commerce, […]

The Louisiana Purchase is often sidelined in favor of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, itself the context for the latter, but Rhoda Blumberg’s What’s the Deal? Jefferson, Napoleon, and the Louisiana puts the infamous deal in the spotlight. Aimed at young adult readers, What’s the Deal? simplifies the historical context, main players, and political intrigue […]

My obsession with history started in elementary school, but my obsession with visiting historical sites and places began with our seventh grade spring trip to Boston. I had been to Boston many times, having lived in Haverhill, a depressed former mill town an hour north of the city. I had never, however, wandered its streets […]

The myth of ‘white genocide’ In the wake of a week of violent, racialized shootings in the United States at the end of October 2018, much attention has been given to the spurious beliefs held by white nationalists and neo-Nazis like Robert Gregory Bowers, who opened fire in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, killing 11 people. […]

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