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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • A Slave Rebellion Rises Again

    Some 500 enslaved people revolted in Louisiana but were largely ignored by history. Two centuries later, an ambitious re-enactment brings their uprising back to life.



  • The Trouble With ‘Ole Miss’

    by Marc Parry

    The U. of Mississippi has distanced itself from much of its Confederate past. Will it ever do the same with its popular nickname?



  • The Bunkers that Came in From the Cold

    by Catherin Shaer

    “The German Publics Growing worries over global tensions – in part tied to Trump’s policies – are stirring a revived interest in Cold War artifacts”



  • An Intellectual Conversion Narrative

    by Andrew Klumpp

    Klumpp reflects on USIH, what it means to be an intellectual historian and the USIH community



  • Julie Hirschfeld Davis & Michael D. Shear: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration

    by Chris Riback

    But it turns out, the immigration story — the historical American experience and the current realities — serves as an incredibly useful way to consider the entire Trump presidency: Obsession, chaos, fear, depravity, and yet – meaningful, important, and potentially-lasting change that has shifted not only how the world views America, but how we view ourselves.



  • No End in Sight for Jailed Gulag Historian Yury Dmitriyev

    His decades-long research to expose the scale of the late Communist leader’s terror have met with mounting criticism under Russian President Vladimir Putin and landed him in jail in the Karelian capital of Petrozavodsk in northwest Russia.