'Trump made a tramp out of me,' Guthrie lamented, denouncing his landlord who barred black families and pocketed federal funds.
Cultural resource management archaeologists don't choose where they dig. Instead they identify, evaluate and preserve cultural heritage sites in locations slated for development.
Is the decline of the corner barbershop another indicator that male friendships and community ties are eroding? Or could it simply mean that concepts of masculinity are shifting?
When we think of national parks, many people picture geysers or mountain peaks. But the park system also protects historic sites and objects that show how the U.S. has evolved into a diverse society.
The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
Almost 100 years ago, the foundations to preserve the Boundary Waters in Minnesota for recreation were put in place. Now residents are debating whether to allow a mine in its headwaters.
Like Brazil's favela dwellers, America's working poor felt a sense of pride and community in their shantytowns – and desperately resisted the powerful interests that sought to demolish them.
Lucky Luciano, Al Capone and FDR walk into a Democratic convention...
Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
A host of vast and persistent economic inequalities in America has created the perfect environment for a right-wing populist like Donald Trump.
RNC protests in Cleveland have been peaceful, but are they effective? A historian explains what happened at the DNC in 1968 and why activists may want to reconsider their tactics.
Radio legend Graham McNamee was baseball's first broadcast star. So why did it take 74 years for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to honor him?
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
A historian examines what it means to value black life, then and now.
In the 1850s, an influx of immigrants incited xenophobia in Americans. How did Abraham Lincoln, the GOP's first president, react to the angry mood? A Civil War historian tells the tale.
Politicians are often eager to embrace the support of sports stars. But when Donald Trump trots out a very specific type of athlete and coach at his events, who's he really trying to appeal to?
Six of the nine people who died were black women. One year later, a Brandeis professor examines how black women have endured a legacy of racial violence in the U.S.
On the surface – and when compared to the Oscars – the 2016 Tonys looked like a groundbreaking moment for diversity in entertainment. But when it comes to inclusion, Broadway has a long way to go.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
When biographer Gretchen Gerzina came across an old British newspaper article calling Sarah E. Farro "the first negro novelist," she wondered: who was Farro, and why had she been lost to history?