With well-chosen references to and evocations of the memory of the American Revolutionary War, President Zelensky connected the American and Ukrainian struggles for independence.
Strikers, Octopi, and Visible Hands: The Railroad and American Capitalism
In popular culture and American historiography, the railroad corporation has long been a site where Americans have grappled with larger questions of political economy.
Every flute its Lizzo, Every Lizzo her flute.
What do the reactions to Lizzo's September 2022 visit to the National Archive say about access to public services? We have work to do if we want to keep saying libraries are welcoming spaces, and a radical librarian from the 1930s gives us a place to start.
Sports, not Politics?: Contextualizing Qatar in the History of Controversial Sporting Events
The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has faced unprecedented criticism due to allegations of corruption and wide scale human rights abuses in the country in the lead up to the tournament. Criticism of Qatar must be seen in the wider historical context of corruption and "sportswashing," which reveals that global sporting bodies are inherently political despite claims of being apolitical.
The Red Wave That Wasn’t
History and prior political science research forecast a dismal 2022 midterm for Democrats. However, Donald Trump, the consequences of his presidency, and his chosen candidates dragged the Republicans down.
Elizabeth, Empire, and How We Talk About the Royals
The link between monarchy and empire is real; hopefully it won't become just the latest story about royals behaving badly.
“Stockholders Have Civil Rights, Too”
Wilma Soss emerged from the midcentury zeitgeist because she had the right experience and contacts to champion stockholder rights.
Let Ukraine Speak: Integrating Scholarship on Ukraine into Classroom Syllabi
This article offers suggestions for integrating scholarship about Ukraine into your syllabi for the coming year. By including works on Ukraine, you will amplify Ukrainian history, culture, and language. In other words, you will let Ukraine speak.
The End of Roe in Historical Perspective
Roe is gone, are birth control and same sex marriage next? Justice Thomas writes, “in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."
Transfeminism or No Feminism at All
In the twilight of Roe, the need for trans-inclusive feminism is non-negotiable.