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Why are there prisons? An expert explains the history of using...

Joshua Long, UMass Lowell Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If...

God and guns often go together in US history – this...

Joseph P. Slaughter, Wesleyan University Uncommon Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation U.S....

Student ‘slave auctions’ illustrate the existence of a hidden culture of...

Barbara Harris Combs, Kennesaw State University In an otherwise normal football season, two California high schools abruptly canceled the...

By fact-checking Thoreau’s observations at Walden Pond, we showed how old...

Tara K. Miller, Boston University; Abe Miller-Rushing, National Park Service, and Richard B. Primack, Boston University Henry David Thoreau,...

Rap artists have penned plenty of lyrics about US presidents –...

Stefan M. Bradley, Amherst College Unusual Courses is an occasional series from The Conversation U.S....

‘Silent Spring’ 60 years on: 4 essential reads on pesticides and...

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation In 1962 environmental scientist Rachel Carson published “Silent Spring,” a bestselling book that asserted that...

Christianity was a major part of Indigenous boarding schools – a...

Brenda J. Child, University of Minnesota During a weeklong trip to Canada, Pope Francis visited a former residential school...

Utah’s Pioneer Day celebrates Mormons’ trek west – but there’s a...

Jeffrey Turner, University of Utah Each July 24, the state of Utah celebrates “Pioneer Day.” There are parades, rodeos,...

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