Elizabeth Fenn, the Mandans and a renaissance in historical writing.
Are we all Westeros now?
The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.
Failing upward at the Democratic Leadership Council with Al From.
Walter Johnson reconsiders the connection between slavery and capitalism.
David Brion Davis’s pathbreaking study of the problem of slavery.
Like a lot of red revolutionaries, Abraham Cahan ended up to the right of where he began.
A new history of Chile is a wrestling match between fatalism and optimism.
How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.
The author's half-forgotten masterpiece, Benito Cereno, provides fascinating insight into issues of slavery, freedom, individualism—and Islamophobia.