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When Hurston Had a (Mule) Bone to Pick with Hughes

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Did Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to compromise with Langston Hughes secure her literary legacy?

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20 Jun 2018

The Hidden History of Segregation in Libraries

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Authors Wayne and Shirley Wiegand talk about a little-known chapter in the Civil Rights Movement.

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19 Jun 2018

“Fighting Bob” and the History of U.S. Progressivism

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How digitized access to Robert La Follette’s Papers promotes insight into progressive politics, then and now.

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12 Jun 2018

The Complex Life and Death of Robert Kennedy

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Extraordinary highlights of Kennedy’s often contradictory career.

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05 Jun 2018

One Hundred Years of the British Royal Air Force

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Crossing class and gender boundaries, the men and women of the RAF continue to shape the story of Great Britain.

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04 Jun 2018

Remembering Our Four-Legged Friends Who Served

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Exploring military history through the poignant history of dogs in the armed services since WWI.

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23 May 2018

Happy Birthday, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Party like a researcher and explore the life, works and legacy of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

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21 May 2018

Queen Victoria’s Influence on the Royal Wedding Gown

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If Meghan Markle wears white, she’s following tradition started by her great-great-great-grandmother-in-law.

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17 May 2018

The Contradictory Origins of Mother’s Day

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How a call for social action became a patriotic holiday, then turned into a multibillion-dollar industry.

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10 May 2018

Ragtime, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rap

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What researching the music craze of the Progressive Era reveals about the evolution of American popular music.

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07 May 2018

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