Just last week, in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right for all Americans. But the majority and the dissenters relied on very different conceptions of the history of marriage.
By Pillarisetti Sudhir
Empires might have been created in fits of absentmindedness. But a mindful and dedicated research impulse is required for recovering their histories, especially of their end times.
Following the National History Center’s second annual reception for congressional interns, NHC and AHA intern Kevin Hess reflects on an evening of conversation regarding history’s place in politics and the wider world with peers and historians alike.
From smoky speakeasies featuring female impersonators to unassuming houses that hosted secret political meetings, the built environment of New York City has shaped life for local lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people
History is in a state of crisis, losing readers and public influence, historians David Armitage of Harvard and Jo Guldi of Brown argue in their controversial book The History Manifesto. The main reason, the authors argue, is “short-termism,”