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What Alexander Hamilton’s deep connections to slavery reveal about the need...

Nicole S. Maskiell, University of South Carolina Alexander Hamilton has received a resurgence of interest in recent years on...

How a flu virus shut down the US economy in 1872...

Ernest Freeberg, University of Tennessee In 1872 the U.S. economy was growing as the young nation industrialized and expanded westward. Then in the autumn, a...

Returning the ‘three sisters’ – corn, beans and squash – to...

Christina Gish Hill, Iowa State University Historians know that turkey and corn were part of the first Thanksgiving, when Wampanoag peoples shared a harvest meal...

What makes a ‘good’ patriot? Donald Trump may be surprised by...

Stewart Clem, Aquinas Institute of Theology When President Donald Trump talks about “patriots” – and he does, a lot – he probably doesn’t have in...

Climate change and forest management have both fueled today’s epic...

Steven C. Beda, University of Oregon What is driving the wildfires that are ravaging California, Oregon and Washington? President Trump and state officials have offered...

Monuments ‘expire’ – but offensive monuments can become powerful history lessons

Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut and Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date....

The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light...

Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ voyage to Plymouth will...

Abolishing child labor took the specter of ‘white slavery’ and the...

Betsy Wood, Hudson County Community College Today, U.S. laws and regulations bar kids under the age of 14 from working in most industries. Children under...

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Cameras on cops: the jury’s still out

By Alex Sutherland, University of Cambridge and Barak Ariel, University of Cambridge The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior....