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history



  • The Lingering of Loss

    by Jill Lepore

    My best friend left her laptop to me in her will. Twenty years later, I turned it on and began my inquest.



  • The Closure

    by Brendan O'Malley

    What happens when the college you work for closes? A first-hand account of the state of higher education. 


  • Stonewall's Legacy and Kwame Anthony Appiah's Misuse of History

    by Alan Singer

    What Appiah misses in his dismissal of the Stonewall Rebellion’s historical importance is that symbols like Rosa Parks sitting down and Stonewall are crucial to social movements as they mobilize and move from the political margins to the center of civic discourse.



  • Reclaiming History From Howard Zinn

    by Naomi Schaefer Riley

    The left’s portrait of America’s past has triumphed thanks to the abdication of serious historians. Wilfred M. McClay offers an antidote.



  • Revise, revise, revise. That’s how history works

    by Jeff Kolnick

    Revisionism is not something to be feared or rejected, nor is it something to be celebrated or revered. It is what historians do, and we do it all the time.