SOURCE: The New Yorker
Politics, Protests, and Pandemics
Historian Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. argues in a new book on epidemics and social upheaval that disease does not inevitably sow discord and hatred; they can be sources of unification.
The Twisted History of Domestic Military Intervention
by Alan Singer
The use of federal troops to enforce domestic law and order has usually served the interests of big business and white supremacy; recent calls to send in the troops are not concerned with protecting freedom.
SOURCE: Washington Post
History, Right Now: Echoes of 1968, and Other American Years
Historian Thurston Clarke describes the year 2020 as "a convergence of the greatest catastrophes of the past 100 years or so, all hitting us at once."
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- Ohio Unions Link Academic Freedom and the Freedom to Strike
- First Round of Obama Administration Oral Histories Focus on Political Fault Lines and Policy Tradeoffs
- The Tulsa Race Massacre was an Attack on Black People; Rebuilding Policies were an Attack on Black Wealth
- British Universities are Researching Ties to Slavery. Conservative Alumni Say "Enough"
- Martha Hodes Reconstructs Her Memory of a 1970 Hijacking
- Jeremi Suri: Texas Higher Ed Conflict "Doesn't Have to Be This Way"