In recent weeks, activists have spotlighted the disappearance of numerous young women of color from the District of Columbia and its environs—a reality, they allege, that was long underreported by public functionaries and local media. Intentionally or neglectfully, these women’s… Continue Reading Recovering Southern Women: A Report from the OAH by Robert Colby
The streets, sidewalks, and facades of New Orleans’ famous Canal Street repeatedly bore witness to terrible outbursts of violence throughout the Reconstruction Era, as ex-Confederates tried to overturn the egalitarian reforms of Reconstruction through bloodshed and intimidation. Several of the… Continue Reading Violence After Victory: Reconstruction Scholarship at the OAH by William Horne
The recipient of the 2015-2016 Founders Award is Dr. M. Jane Johansson, professor of history at Rogers State University, for Albert C. Ellithorpe, the First Indian Home Guards, and the Civil War on the Trans-Mississippi Frontier, published by Louisiana State… Continue Reading The American Civil War Museum is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 (47th annual) literary awards.
According to the Financial Times, the Trump White House is fighting a civil war over trade. Trump’s ultra-nationalist “America First” program does not sit well with Republican free traders. Why? Because the program contains a variety of protectionist weapons, including… Continue Reading The GOP’s Civil War Over Trade Is Nothing New by Marc-William Palen