As the president prepares for his historic visit to a federal prison later today, we would like to direct him to the rich and varied scholarship on what historians have come to call the “carceral state.”
A young man entered a shi’i mosque in sunni-majority Kuwait last week and set off a bomb that killed him and 27 other people, injuring over 200.
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.
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
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?
The American Historical Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Miller as editor of Perspectives on History.
Every year in the February and March issues of Perspectives on History AHA staff reflect on our annual meeting, which is held in the beginning of January.
In the final chapter of Discipline and Punish Michel Foucault places the moment of the ultimate creation of the modern penal system in France in 1840 with the opening of the Mettray colony for delinquent boys.