In Defense of Andrew Jackson, Sort of

A man reflects on the complicated life of President Andrew Jackson.

The Most Important School Subject? How About History

Schools should recognize their purpose is not solely to turn out good, little “workers;” their mission is to give young people the knowledge and wisdom to thrive as humans.

Viking Invaders Struck Deep Into the West of England – and may Have Stuck Around

There’s something in the water.

An Instrument that Remade Jazz, Rock, Soul and R&B.

What would your favorite songs be without this?

Faces of Change: On History, America, and the 20 Dollar Bill

America is set to have a new face on the $20 bill, but the fight to make it happen rests largely on the shoulders of one person.

Call for Submissions: The Man Who Changed My Life

Has there been someone who has altered your course?

Van Gogh Comes to Life

Vincent Van Gogh created some of the most distinct, enduring images ever: sunflowers, starry nights, painfully honest self-portraits. Now, you’re about to see them in a completely new way.

Lengths of the World’s Rivers and Heights of the Mountains

Could this have been a geography exam cheat sheet?

History’s Take on Supreme Court Nominees

What two legal scholars learned from studying 70 years of Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Touching the Past: Why is History Important?

Dr. Alun Withey on the tangible effects of history and why he finds it so interesting.

Don’t Call Me Prisoner, My Name is Richard

What was it like to be a Japanese American living in a “relocation center” (aka concentration camp) during WWII? This is Richard’s story.

Who Politicized the Environment and Climate Change?

Looking back to a time when protecting our environment wasn’t a bipartisan issue, what went wrong?

Meat-Lovers vs. Vegetarians: A War of Cultures

Nutrition is cultural. And so is meat.

There’s No Shame in Shame

New research suggests there is an evolutionary benefit to a feeling most would rather not feel—shame.

10 Hours that Changed EVERYTHING

How could one band have had such an influence?

Where Are the Artists to Answer Trump?

Other decades of unrest brought out artists who used their art to create both empathy and social change. It’s time for that kind of uprising again.