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vol. 11, issue 5 - February, 2018
vol. 11, issue 1 - October, 2017
Richard and Mildred Loving
vol. 10, issue 12 - September, 2017
vol. 10, issue 11 - August, 2017
vol. 10, issue 10 - July, 2017
vol. 10, issue 8 - May, 2017
vol. 10, issue 5 - February, 2017
vol. 10, issue 4 - January, 2017
vol. 10, issue 2 - November, 2016
vol. 9, issue 10 - July, 2016
vol. 9, issue 8 - May, 2016
vol. 8, issue 7 - April, 2015
vol. 8, issue 6 - March, 2015
vol. 8, issue 4 - January, 2015
vol. 8, issue 2 - November, 2014
vol. 7, issue 8 - May, 2014
vol. 7, issue 5 - February, 2014
vol. 7, issue 3 - December, 2013
vol. 7, issue 2 - November, 2013
vol. 6, issue 10 - July, 2013
vol. 6, issue 5 - February, 2013
The Great Dome at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
vol. 6, issue 4 - January, 2013
This detail from an illustration in a 1911 Industrial Workers of the World publication depicts a class of workers struggling to hold up finely dressed elites while they drink and dine.
vol. 5, issue 12 - September, 2012
In the late 19th century, humanitarian intervention was a popular idea among U.S. citizens. In this detail from a political cartoon, a caring woman whose garment reads "liberty" symbolizes this impulse.
vol. 5, issue 9 - June, 2012
The political cartoon that led to the coining of the term Gerrymander.
vol. 5, issue 5 - February, 2012
Hundreds of people who lost jobs when freezing weather hit California in January 2007 line up to register for the Disaster Unemployment Assistance program funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
vol. 5, issue 3 - December, 2011
Oil and coal dominated U.S. energy production in the twentieth century.
vol. 5, issue 2 - November, 2011
A projection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange looms over author Micah Sifry (left) and activist Daniel Ellsberg during a video conference in June 2010.
vol. 4, issue 10 - July, 2011
Fox News commentator and Tea Party favorite Glenn Beck addresses supporters at his "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 2010.
vol. 4, issue 7 - April, 2011
A young man stays connected on his cell phone as he strolls by a store advertising the Beatles' music on Apple's online store.
vol. 4, issue 4 - January, 2011
A soldier stands guard at the U.S.-Mexican border in 1916.
vol. 4, issue 2 - November, 2010
President Obama signing the new student loan legislation in March 2010.
vol. 3, issue 12 - September, 2010
President George W. Bush signs "No Child Left Behind" into law in 2002.
vol. 3, issue 9 - June, 2010
Jaycee Dugard was found in August, 2009 18 years after her abduction. While most child abductions by strangers do not end so well, historian Paula Fass points out that stranger abductions comprise only a small percentage of child kidnapping cases even though they receive the lion's share of media attention. Fear over stranger abductions has grown in the United States since the 19th century, and often results more from general fears about society than the actual safety of individual children.
vol. 3, issue 4 - January, 2010
The Wilds' former home in Detroit, MI.
vol. 2, issue 8 - May, 2009
Republican Presidential Candidate Sen. John McCain and President George W. Bush.
vol. 2, issue 1 - October, 2008
An Alaskan fisherman holds up part of his catch, a large Alaskan King Crab.
vol. 1, issue 12 - September, 2008
A home for sale in Columbus, OH. Picture by the author.
vol. 1, issue 8 - May, 2008

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December, 2017
February, 2017
December, 2016
May, 2016
June, 2015
January, 2015
September, 2014
Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA book cover.
December, 2013
Ellis Island Nation: Immigration Policy and American Identity in the Twentieth Century book cover.
September, 2013
Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012)
August, 2013
The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America (New York: Basic Books, 2012)
May, 2013
Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (New York: Basic Books, 2011)
March, 2012
Philanthropy in America: A History (Princeton University Press, 2012)
February, 2012
Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011)
October, 2011
A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s (New York: Basic Books, 2011)
April, 2011
Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre (New York: Basic Books, 2010)
October, 2010
August, 2010
A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America, 1918-1920 (Timberlane Books, 2008)
July, 2009
The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction book cover.
March, 2009
Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North book cover.
December, 2008
The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Ages of Columbus book cover.
June, 2008
'What Hath God Wrought?': The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford University Press, 2007)
March, 2008
American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust book cover.
February, 2008
The Jamestown Project (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007)
August, 2007
The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism (Viking Books, 2006)
June, 2007
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War book cover.
November, 2006
When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America book cover.
September, 2006
American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century book cover.
June, 2006
Blind Oracles: Intellectuals and War from Kennan to Kissinger book cover.
May, 2006
Spirits of Defiance: National Prohibition and Jazz Age Literature book cover.
February, 2006
The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of Jose Robles book cover.
January, 2006

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