Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill and the likely decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are shaped by the histories of bodily autonomy as well as parental rights.
The End of Roe? A Historian Interprets the Alito Draft
Justice Alito's draft decision, poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, stands to drastically curtail women's rights and reveals a broader and alarming rejection of professional and academic expertise in shaping the rights of American citizens.
The New International Brigades? Ukraine’s Call for Foreign Volunteers Echoes Spanish Civil War
Numerous commentators have drawn a connection between the present wave of volunteers headed to Ukraine and the International Brigades, foreign fighters who went to depend Spain's Republican government in the Spanish Civil War. A look at the experience of those who went to fight in Spain may be instructive to understanding the role of foreign military volunteers today.
Resource Guide: How to Help and Stay Informed on the War in Ukraine
This resource guide can be shared at teach-ins on the War in Ukraine. It includes a list of humanitarian organizations helping Ukraine, a list of independent and academic sources, and suggested accounts to follow on Twitter.
Teaching (amid a) White Backlash
White conservatives use vigilante violence and state suppressionist "backlash" tactics to undermine movements for equality. Together, we can stop them.
Christmas Films as Reflections of American History, Part III: Perfecting the Paradigm from the 1990s to the Present
An exploration of Hollywood's eclectic Christmas film history, surveying developments from the 1990s through today.
Christmas Films as Reflections of American History, Part II: Stop-Motion, Action, and Horror in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s
An exploration of Hollywood Christmas film history, including children's, horror, and action movies from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Christmas Films as Reflections of American History, Part I: Dickens, Romance, and the US Military in the 1940s and 50s
An exploration of Hollywood's eclectic history of Christmas films, starting with postwar Dickensian adaptations and Cold War romances.
This Anthem Was Made For You and Me?
When Jennifer Lopez sang Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” at Joe Biden's presidential inauguration in January of this year, it marked the latest use of Woody Guthrie's much-contested song. The history of "This Land Is Your Land," from the many versions of the song to the even more varied responses to it, raise important questions about what a national anthem is—and what it might do in the discordant politics and culture of the United States.
There Has Always Been a Thin Line Separating the United States’ Jails and its Mental Healthcare System
US jails are now the nation’s biggest mental healthcare providers, a fact that surprises many Americans. But, it turns outs, there’s always been a thin division between the nation’s jails and mental healthcare system.