American History Blogs

American history blog posts from RSS feeds.  They update often and are not permanent.

Oregon State University (OSU) seems far down the list of U.S. colleges and universities that would be launching an investigation into building names associated with Confederates, proslavery ideologues, and alleged segregationists. After all, what place in the continental United States seems more distant from slavery, the Civil War, and Jim Crow than the Pacific Northwest? [...] [...]
Tue, Nov 28, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The late Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote a 2007 essay in the New York Times in which he argued, “[A] nation denied a conception of the past will be disabled in dealing with its present and its future.” In the aftermath of the presidential election of 2016, the 2019 Program Committee selected “The Work of Freedom” [...] [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017, Continue reading at the source
The Organization of American Historians' 2018 Annual Meeting will be held in Sacramento, California. You can find out more about the meeting here and register here. As you plan your visit, consider taking in the sites of Old Sacramento either through an official OAH tour or on your own. “A Neighborhood Lost: Sacramento's Japantown,” is [...] [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Here's a quick preview of the newest issue of The American Historian: The November 2017 issue of The American Historian features two compelling essays and a roundtable on “Law and the Courts.” Melissa Milewski examines how African Americans in the South from 1865 to 1950 were able to use civil cases and the courts to [...] [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source
National parks share the wonderfully rich and diverse heritage of America. Our parks represent the people, places, and events in our country that are not just important to cities or states—they are important to us all. The National Park Service (NPS) ensures that the stories our parks protect and preserve will be passed down for [...] [...]
Thu, Nov 09, 2017, Continue reading at the source