Originally published 02/21/2017
The advice folksinger and political activist Woody Guthrie would be giving to us were he alive.
Originally published 02/06/2017
If you thought Lady Gaga’s halftime show was apolitical, consider the origin of ‘This Land is Your Land’
Her rendition of “Born this way” wasn’t her only note of protest.
Originally published 01/22/2016
The Trump family fortune was based on subsidized federal housing that excluded blacks.
Originally published 09/19/2013
Woody Guthrie's hometown finally recognizes its native son.
Originally published 03/24/2013
Ron Briley reviews books for the History News Network and is a history teacher and an assistant headmaster at Sandia Preparatory School, Albuquerque, New Mexico.House of Earth is a novel written in 1947 by folksinger and political activist Woody Guthrie. Although Guthrie wrote what many scholars describe as two autobiographical novels, Bound for Glory (1943) and Seeds of Man (published in 1972 five years after Guthrie’s death), House of Earth remained unpublished until the seemingly ubiquitous Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley discovered the manuscript and arranged for its publication under actor Johnny Depp's new Infinitum label with HarperCollins.
Originally published 04/25/2014
Ira Chernus's MythicAmerica
Ultimately the question at stake is how to portray the meaning of America.
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- How Smithsonian Helped Solve the Twitter Mystery of the Unknown Woman Scientist
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- Geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people.
- A load of gold worth up to $54 million went missing during the Civil War. There may be a break in the case.
- Historian: The Heavy Burden of Teaching My Son About American Racism
- Teachers are using ‘Black Panther’ to discuss African colonialism and American racism
- Q: “Sir, would you like a history of this monument?” A: “F**k You!”
- Russian gulag historian faces 9 years in prison
- “Civilisations" presenter David Olusoga blames Winston Churchill for war crimes in Africa