Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • The Soul of W. E. B. Du Bois

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    How the 1899 lynching of Sam Hose affected the writing of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic.



  • Stand Up to the Campus Bullies

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    It's not easy to speak up on behalf of a colleague under face-to-face attack from students, but we must do so to defend our free speech.



  • When Immigrants Were Welcomed

    by Jim Sleeper

    Congress has failed immigrants again. But in the 1920s, this plan quieted xenophobes and nurtured new Americans.


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  • Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

    by William R. Black

    In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.



  • The failed president who almost got ousted

    by Donald Nieman

    Who’s the most vulgar, racist, thin-skinned, vituperative U.S. president?  Donald Trump and Andrew Johnson have much in common.



  • FDR had a military parade, too

    by Susan Dunn

    It was in January 1941, after Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration to an unprecedented third term in office.



  • Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao?

    by Ian Johnson

    7 years ago historian Timothy Snyder asked the provocative question: Who killed more, Hitler or Stalin? Maybe he should have included Mao, too.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.