This year marks The Nation’s 150th anniversary, and we’ve got big plans to celebrate. We published a quintuple-length special issue, and there will be an Oscar-winning filmmaker’s documentary, daily excerpts from our 150-year-old archive, a college tour, and celebratory events live-streamed from cities coast to coast.
Since its founding in 1865, The Nation has been a home for writers instigating, reporting on, and arguing about struggles for social and economic justice. We have held fast to our “Nation Ideals”— from racial justice to feminism, from a fair economy to civil liberties, from environmental sustainability to peace and disarmament—throughout our 150-year history. During our anniversary year, TheNation.com is highlighting one Nation Ideal every month or two. We’ll celebrate by asking prominent contemporary Nation voices to read and respond to important pieces from our archive. And we’re offering “Radical Histories”—interactive multimedia timelines that present the history of each Ideal, complete with archival photographs and video, as well as links to Nation coverage of important speeches, demonstrations, movement victories, and more.
Join us throughout the year for every Nation Ideal!
Gender, Sex, & Feminism: Radical Histories Part I (1851-1960) and Part II (1960-2014), plus Michelle Chen on the 1926 campaign for “Wages for Wives” and Dani McClain on the 1989 special issue on “Scapegoating the Black Family.”