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Read Article 7+ Books That Explore Complicated, Differing Experiences of Women in U.S. History
Three history books that focus on women and gender. (Image: Beacon Press, New York University Press, and Viking Books for Young Readers.)
Read Article <em>The Gilded Age</em> Shows the Dark Side of the Russells’ Robber Baron Fortune
who were the robber barons
Read Article Two Books Pusblished & Upcoming Hulu Docu-series: The 1619 Project Continues to Grow
"The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" edited by The NYT Magazine, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Nikole Hannah-Jones. Book cover for "The 1619 Project: Born on the Water" by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Renée Watson, and illustrated by Nikkolas Smith. (Image: One World and Kokila.)
Read Article Major Takeaways From <em>An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the US</em> by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
An outdoor celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day in Berkeley in 2012. (Image: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr)
Read Article A Lawyer Representing Capitol Riot Defendants Is Giving Her Clients the Basic U.S. History Lessons They Never Got in School
Pro-Trump rioters try to break into the U.S. Capitol as police hold them off with plastic shields.
Read Article Google Doodle Hero of the Day Frank Kameny and His Fight for Gay Civil Rights
WASHINGTON - AUGUST 21: Gay rights activist Frank Kameny (2nd L) speaks during the wedding ceremony of TV reporter Roby Chavez (R) and Chris Roe (2nd R) August 21, 2010 at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC. Chavez of Matthews, Louisiana, and Roe, of Monticello, Wisconsin, tied the knot after they have been together for five years. Roe popped the question on the night when DC became the sixth place in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage while Chavez was on a tight deadline covering the story. The couple will spend two weeks in Greece for their honeymoon. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Read Article Tennessee Lawmaker Takes To the House Floor To Argue the Three-Fifths Compromise Was Good Actually
Tenessee lawmaker speaks from the House floor.
Read Article Expanding the Supreme Court Is Normal and We Should Do It
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 15: (L-R) Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) arrive for a press conference in front of the U.S. Supreme Court to announce legislation to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court on April 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Their bill would expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she does not support the bill and doesn't plan to bring it to the House floor. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Read Article The Truth About Saint Patrick, Snakes, Pagans, and More
Collage of clovers, St. Patrick, and a snake.
Read Article Nikki Haley’s Misinformed Presidents’ Day Tweet Is a Great Argument for Overhauling Our Entire Education System
Nikki Haley gives a speech at a podium with a Trump sign.


Read Article The White Lion Ship in ‘Leave the World Behind’ Carries a Dark Historical Reference
Read Article <em>The Gilded Age</em> Shows the Dark Side of the Russells’ Robber Baron Fortune
Read Article The Truth About Saint Patrick, Snakes, Pagans, and More
Read Article What We Should Remember From the Reconstruction Era as Joe Biden Talks About Unity
Read Article Disturbing Twitter Thread Highlights Teens Who Think Helen Keller Was a Fraud