American History

The Complete List of Racists

I believe in fairness. That’s why I would never stoop so low as to defame a member of the Ku Klux Klan or a Nazi. When I refer to Klansmen, I call …

Racism

I've studied the history of Confederate memorials. Here's what to do about them.

The debate over Confederate monuments has been framed by President Donald Trump — and some who share his views — as a fight between those who wish to preserve history and those who would “erase” it. But let us linger on what history we’ll be preserving as long as Confederate memorials stand.<p>The …

History

National Park Service Vows Confederate Monuments Will Stay at Gettysburg National Park

Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from …

Battle of Gettysburg

The President of the United States is a Terrorist Sympathizer. Now What?

On Tuesday, Donald Trump’s equivocation on the Charlottesville white supremacist rallies that plunged into violence and acts of terrorism forced …

Racism

The Atlantic Civil War Reader

A look back at how the magazine covered the conflict as it unfolded.<p>In 1857, after decades of legislative compromises, slave rebellions, and sectional squabbles, the United States stood poised on a knife’s edge. That year, the Supreme Court ruled in the notorious <i>Dred Scott</i> case that black people …

Politics

Five books to shed light on America's problem with white supremacy

As the events in Charlottesville serve as yet another bleak reminder of how racial divisions persist in the US, history professors and community leaders recommend vital texts<p>It took president Trump two days to condemn the white supremacists who held the recent alt-right rally in Charlottesville …

Racism

Trump’s defense of Confederate traitors is more than a culture war — it’s a subversion of American democracy

It's no surprise that a traitor would defend traitors<p>There’s something poetic about President Donald Trump defending the treasonous generals who fought for the Confederate States of America. Considering how Trump allegedly conspired with a hostile foreign regime to hijack the 2016 election, we’re …

Liberal View

To understand the US's complex history with slavery, look to Thomas Jefferson

The third US president has been back under the microscope in the wake of neo-Nazi violence, and his Virginia home reflects the moral ambiguity of his legacy<p>Steve Light looked at the tourists gathered on the east portico and asked what words come to mind when they think of Thomas Jefferson. …

News (U.S.)

Mom of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Refuses to Speak To Trump After He Compared Anti-Racism Activists to White Supremacists 

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. told <i>Good Morning America</i> …

White Supremacists

Nazi Group Linked to Charlottesville Attack Has a UK Chapter

The neo-Nazi group that James Fields marched with in Charlottesville before running over a group of anti-fascist protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring about 20 others, has a UK chapter.<p>Before driving his Dodge Challenger into the crowd, Fields was pictured holding a shield with …

American Revolution

A Required Civil War Movie Viewing List for Donald Trump

Because he seems to think history books don't exist and statues are the only way to remember things.<p>It is very sad that there are no more history books, and also that everybody's forgotten how to read. So, Donald Trump, I understand your concern about all the statues of Confederate soldiers posing …

Martin Van Buren

America Would Rather Topple Statues Than White Supremacy

I knew it would happen this time. As soon as White Supremacy Woodstock happened in Charlottesville, Va., I was certain it would open a dialogue about …

White Supremacism

Statement on The Tragedy in Charlottesville, VA

We at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, are saddened by the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our hearts are …

Racism

Here's A List Of All The Monuments Liberals Want To Tear Down So Far

In the wake of the violence that took place in Charlottesville over last weekend, numerous activists and politicians have called for the destruction …

Conservative View

11 Facts About the Battle of Bunker Hill | Mental Floss

The battles of Lexington and Concord—which kicked off the clash between Great Britain and the colonies—were historically and politically important, …

History

Longmont, Boulder monuments to Civil War soldiers tangled with Sand Creek history

In the wake of violent clashes between neo-Nazis and other white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, memorials …

American Civil War

Morning Joe's Mika Is Down in the Dumps Over Trump: 'We're at a Low Point in American History'

<i>Screenshot/MSNBC</i><p>MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and fiancé Mika Brzezinski's obsessive, daily trashing of President Donald Trump is …

Donald Trump

Richmond’s Monument Avenue Will Be Transformed

This has been one hell of a week. I have done more media interviews over the past few days than I have over the past decade. In addition to …

American Civil War

Savannnah for History Buffs

Savannah has a long and storied history as the first city in Georgia, an important hub for cotton trading following the Revolution, and a key …

Travel

Grassroots Ad Calls for Trump to Rid the White House of White Supremacists 

It’s a difficult time to be an American. Currently we are all doing our best to avoid the putrid stink coming from the perpetual dumpster fire that …

African-American News

President Trump is a Civil War buff in his own mind

President Trump has shown little knowledge about the Civil War -- but that hasn't stopped him from discussing it.

History

The Fight for the Weldon Railroad

<i>A. Wilson Greene</i><p>Grant's Fourth Offensive<p><i>The Weldon Railroad connected Richmond to the South's last Atlantic port in Wilmington, North Carolina. On</i> …

American Civil War

I Was Taught that the Civil War Didn't Have Much to Do With Slavery. Students Deserve Better.

Debates about monuments honoring Confederate icons and what they represent often come down to one’s view of Civil War history.<p>Last weekend’s violent …

American Civil War

20 Statues Honoring Confederates With Dishonorable Stories

1 of 21<p>Joseph O. Shelby<p>Shelby was a Confederate general who owned a 700-acre plantation worked by slaves in Kentucky.<p>After the war, he refused to …

History

Confederates in the Capitol

The debate over Confederate (and more often, neo-Confederate) monuments that has been underway for decades has reemerged as a national political …

American Civil War

U.S. Won World War II by Bombing Japan and Then Making Its Own Soldiers Sick From Nuclear Cleanup Duty

"The Nagasaki bomb is killing me."

United States

maison deux adds the moon to its growing collection of iconic rocking horses

maison deux adds the moon to its growing collection of iconic rocking horses<p><b>dating back to the 19th century, rocking horses have been a childhood</b> …

Furniture

STEINBERG: Traitors to our country should never have been honored

Say I take up a hobby: drowning puppies in a bucket, then using a tennis racquet to serve their limp, dripping carcasses at neighborhood children who …

American Civil War

"We're always going to be vulnerable" to car attacks, expert says

<b>WASHINGTON --</b> The police surge in New York is intended to be a deterrent for a city that saw a car plow into a crowd in Times Square in May. The …

Black History

The Other Inconvenient Truth

Donald Trump chose Trump Tower, the place where he began his presidential campaign, as the place to plunge a dagger into his presidency.<p>Trump’s jaw-dropping defense of white supremacists, white nationalists and Nazis in Charlottesville, Va., exposed once more what many of us have been howling into …

White Supremacism