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colonial America


  • Anti-racist Lens Distorts History on New Jersey “Freeholders”

    by Tony Fels

    Beginning in 2021, New Jersey county officials will no longer be known as "freeholders." Although the author concedes the term is archaic, and "county commissioner" is a more informative descriptor, the term "freeholder" is not a relic of past racism. 



  • I'm So Bored with the Lost Colonists

    by Michael Leroy Oberg

    Speculative energy focused on the fate of the "Lost Colonists" of Roanoke Island might be better spent investigating how Native people responded to their arrival. 



  • The Hidden History of Liberty Island

    Before the statue and long before the brand-new museum, there were pirates, real-estate ventures and public executions