Just a block and a half from the Dupont Circle Metro station in Washington, DC, the Phillips Collection is a favorite among many Washingtonians, a small treasure in a city of many museums and tourists in matching T-shirts.
Each week we scour the web for interesting and historic documents that catch our eye. This week we stumbled across this photograph of baseball player Herman A. “Germany” Schaefer (1876-1919) trying out this camera, a 5×7 Press Graflex by Eastman Kodak, in April 1911.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled Section 215 of the Patriot Act illegal under federal law but did not rule on constitutionality. Dane Kennedy reports back on a recent seminar discussion that provides historical perspective on this issue.
This past weekend, I attended the Society for Military History annual meeting in Montgomery, Alabama. Though it’s true that everything—and everywhere—has a history,
Digital scholarship is having an impact on the discipline of history. Scholars give papers based on digital tools and methods at major conferences in the humanities. Many academics blog about their research and other issues related to the discipline
Joseph Locke and Ben Wright wrote the article “A Free and Open Alternative to Traditional History Textbooks” for the March issue of Perspectives on History. AHA staff Shatha Almutawa and Stephanie Kingsley talked to Joe and Ben about their open textbook project, The American Yawp. Joe is a historian of modern America, and Ben is a historian of America and the Atlantic world.
How did you decide which topics would be covered in the American Yawp?
In the past two months, Mexican authorities have publicized the capture and arrests of two drug bosses: Servando “La Tuta” Gómez of the Knights of Templar (formerly La Familia) and Omar Treviño Morales, known as “Z-42,” of Los Zetas.
This post on the film Selma examines the film and the impact of the civil rights movement on the United States’ international reputation during the Cold War. The author, Mary L. Dudziak, is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University,