Why Russia Believes It Cannot Lose the War in Ukraine

An interview with Sergey Karaganov.

#history-academic-subject, #international-relations, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Tell Us the Story of Your Family Heirloom

Add your voice to a new project examining items that tell stories of history, culture and race in America.

#black-people, #families-and-family-life, #history-academic-subject, #juneteenth, #memory, #photography, #united-states

Black Death: A Clue to Where the Plague Originated

By fishing shards of bacterial DNA from the teeth of bodies in a cemetery, researchers found the starting point for the plague that devastated Eurasia, they say.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bubonic-plague, #cemeteries, #epidemics, #history-academic-subject, #kyrgyzstan, #nature-journal, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry

How to Watch Tau Herculids, a Potential New Meteor Shower

A comet’s breakup three decades ago could produce a seldom-seen meteor storm on Monday night. Or it could be a complete dud.

#comets, #content-type-service, #history-academic-subject, #meteors-and-meteorites, #research, #space-and-astronomy

The Fight Over Abortion History

The leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade also takes aim at its version of history, challenging decades of scholarship that argues abortion was not always a crime.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #finnis-john-1940, #george-robert-p, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #reagan-leslie-j, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence

The Courage Required to Confront Inflation

Inflation is the nation’s primary economic problem. The Federal Reserve still needs to move cautiously as it begins to raise interest rates.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-reserve-system, #history-academic-subject, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #powell-jerome-h, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #volcker-paul-a

Acknowledging the Limits of Sanctions

Sanctions alone will not force Russia to end its war in Ukraine.

#bank-of-china, #central-bank-of-russia, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #government-accountability-office, #group-of-seven, #history-academic-subject, #international-relations, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #swiftsociety-for-worldwide-interbank-financial-telecommunication, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

Federal law kept the answers on millions of census forms secret for 72 years. The forms go online on Friday, a bonanza for historians, genealogists and the merely curious.

#archives-and-records, #census, #census-bureau, #computers-and-the-internet, #genealogy, #history-academic-subject, #national-archives-and-records-administration, #population, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Putin Is Setting Back Russia’s Potential By Decades

Once again, Russia has become a pariah spreading lies and death.

#history-academic-subject, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Shrugs Over Flu Signal Future Attitudes About Covid

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t prompted most Americans to take influenza more seriously. Instead, more people are likely to think of Covid the way they think of flu, experts say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #history-academic-subject, #influenza, #influenza-epidemic-1918-19, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Leo Marx, 102, Dies; Studied Clash of Nature and Culture in America

His landmark book, “The Machine in the Garden,” explored the contradiction of a “pastoral ideal” and helped define the field of American studies.

#american-studies, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #environment, #history-academic-subject, #marx-leo-1919-2022, #massachusetts-institute-of-technology, #the-machine-in-the-garden-technology-and-the-pastoral-ideal-in-america-book, #united-states

In Twilight of Life, Civil Rights Activists Feel ‘Urgency to Tell Our History’

Young people who marched and organized during the civil rights movement are now in their 70s and 80s. With fewer and fewer remaining, historians rush to record their stories.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gainesville-fla, #history-academic-subject, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states

Teachers Tackle Black History Month, Under New Restrictions

In states where laws now limit classroom discussions about race and discrimination, many teachers are watching what they say, and are more anxious about their jobs.

#black-people, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #the-1619-project-a-new-origin-story-book, #united-states

W.E.B. Du Bois Would Have Seen Right Through the C.R.T. Backlash

The suppression and subversion of Black history in favor of an inauthentic rendering of the American past has a long history in and of itself. 

#black-people, #conservatism-us-politics, #critical-race-theory, #du-bois-w-e-b, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #reconstruction-era, #texas

When Whiteness Was a Prerequisite for Supreme Court Justices

“Only when we disentangle the concepts of whiteness and maleness from the concept of power can we see the damage the association has done.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #supreme-court-us

The New Wave of Holocaust Revisionism

Holocaust distortion is a threat to memory.

#concentration-camps, #history-academic-subject, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #poland

Biden Promised a Black Woman on the Supreme Court

Now is the time for another step toward all voices being heard.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #history-academic-subject, #politics-and-government, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

For Black Voters, a Flashback to the 1890s

The mustaches and dresses have less volume, but the racism carries the same venom.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #discrimination, #harrison-benjamin, #history-academic-subject, #lodge-henry-cabot, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

A Bill Proposed a New Way to Teach History. It Got the History Wrong.

A Republican legislator in Virginia who campaigned against critical race theory introduced a bill that incorrectly said the Lincoln-Douglas debates were between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

#american-historical-assn, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #critical-race-theory, #douglas-stephen-a, #douglass-frederick, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity

How European Royals Once Shared Their Most Important Secrets

Recent research highlights the use of letterlocking techniques by Queen Elizabeth, Catherine de’ Medici and Mary Queen of Scots.

#archives-and-records, #electronic-british-library-journal, #elizabeth-i-queen-of-great-britain, #europe, #france, #great-britain, #history-academic-subject, #letters, #mary-queen-of-scots, #medici-family, #research, #royal-families, #scotland, #your-feed-science

The G.O.P. Is Making ‘Critical Race Theory’ the New ‘Shariah Law’

Critical race theory is a boogeyman the right can use to activate and harness racist anti-otherness.

#critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #social-conditions-and-trends, #united-states-politics-and-government

In a Race to Shape the Future, History Is Under New Pressure

A wave of misleading revisionism has become epidemic in both autocracies and democracies. It has been notably effective — and contagious.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #communist-party-of-china, #history-academic-subject, #modi-narendra, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #neo-nazi-groups, #orban-viktor, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #propaganda, #putin-vladimir-v, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #xi-jinping

Julius S. Scott, Groundbreaking Historian of the Caribbean, Dies at 66

In “The Common Wind,” he linked the Haitian Revolution to the spread of ideas by word of mouth as sailors and enslaved people navigated Atlantic commerce.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #caribbean-area, #deaths-obituaries, #haiti, #history-academic-subject, #scott-julius-s-1955-2021, #slavery-historical, #the-common-wind-afro-american-currents-in-the-age-of-the-haitian-revolution-book

We’re Edging Closer to Civil War

I see too many uneasy parallels between what was happening nearly 200 years ago and what is happening now over abortion.

#abortion, #calhoun-john-caldwell-1782-1850, #history-academic-subject, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #slavery-historical, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #united-states

In Texas, Panic Over Critical Race Theory Extends to Bookshelves

A new state law constricts teachers when it comes to race and history. And a politician is questioning why 850 titles are on library shelves. The result: “A lot of our teachers are petrified.”

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #alamo-san-antonio-tex, #black-people, #critical-race-theory, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #libraries-and-librarians, #republican-party, #teachers-and-school-employees, #texas

The Ghosts of Mississippi

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is another Mississippi case poised to roll back constitutional rights.

#abortion, #black-people, #discrimination, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #mississippi, #race-and-ethnicity, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

The 1619 Project and the Long Battle Over U.S. History

Fights over how we tell our national story go back more than a century — and have a great deal to teach us about our current divisions.

#1776-commission, #black-people, #cheney-lynne-v, #education, #foner-eric, #hannah-jones-nikole, #history-academic-subject, #morgan-edmund-s, #revolutionary-war-american-1775-83, #slavery-historical, #the-1619-project-a-new-origin-story-book, #united-states, #wilentz-sean

What Jared Diamond and Yuval Noah Harari Get Wrong About History

New research on humanity’s deep past holds lessons for the future.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #history-academic-subject, #politics-and-government

Glenn Youngkin vs. Toni Morrison

Picking a fight over “Beloved” and the great Toni Morrison is an unwinnable battle.

#beloved-book, #black-people, #censorship, #history-academic-subject, #morrison-toni, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia, #youngkin-glenn-a

Timuel Black, Strategist and Organizer for Black Chicago, Dies at 102

He assembled attendees of the March on Washington, mentored a young Barack Obama and wielded the solidarity of the South Side as a tool for political power.

#black-people, #black-timuel-1918-2021, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #history-academic-subject, #king-martin-luther-jr, #obama-barack, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-politics-and-government

Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades

History repeatedly demonstrates how difficult it is to decisively declare that a pandemic is over.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #history-academic-subject, #medicine-and-health, #rumors-and-misinformation

A Political Road Not Taken in America

A brief look at the Confederate Constitution.

#civil-war-us-1861-65, #constitution-us, #history-academic-subject, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Holocaust Stories We Still Aren’t Hearing

More than 70 years after World War II, we’re still learning about new facets of the Holocaust.

#eastern-europe, #history-academic-subject, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #ussr-former-soviet-union, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Stephen B. Oates, Civil War Historian, Dies at 85

In a quartet of biographies, he explored how slavery and racial oppression could exist in a land based on the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

#books-and-literature, #burns-ken, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #deaths-obituaries, #history-academic-subject, #oates-stephen-b, #slavery-historical, #the-civil-war-tv-program, #university-of-massachusetts-amherst, #writing-and-writers

Gary B. Nash, 88, Dies; Drew Ire for Trying to Update History Education

A respected scholar of early America, he became a central figure in the culture wars that enveloped the country in the 1990s.

#deaths-obituaries, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #nash-gary-b, #university-of-california-los-angeles

James W. Loewen, Who Challenged How History Is Taught, Dies at 79

In a dozen books, most famously “Lies My Teacher Told Me,” he attacked historical misconceptions, particularly concerning the Black struggle in the South.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #history-academic-subject, #lies-my-teacher-told-me-everything-your-american-history-textbook-got-wrong-book, #loewen-james-w, #mississippi, #textbooks, #writing-and-writers

She Was Declared a Witch at Salem. These Middle Schoolers Want to Clear Her Name.

An eighth-grade class in North Andover, Mass., is seeking to clear the name of Elizabeth Johnson Jr., who was convicted of witchcraft in 1693.

#false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #history-academic-subject, #johnson-elizabeth-jr-1670-1716, #massachusetts, #north-andover-mass, #salem-mass, #state-legislatures, #witchcraft

Leon Litwack, 91, Dies; Changed How Scholars Portray Black History

One of Berkeley’s most popular professors, he brought passion and nuance — and a love for blues music — to his award-winning study of the marginalized and the oppressed.

#been-in-the-storm-so-long-the-aftermath-of-slavery-book, #black-people, #blues-music, #books-and-literature, #california, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #history-academic-subject, #litwack-leon-f, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #university-of-california-berkeley

Athan Theoharis, Chronicler of F.B.I. Abuses, Dies at 84

He found his way through the formerly unobtainable files of J. Edgar Hoover, whom he called “an insubordinate bureaucrat in charge of a lawless organization.”

#books-and-literature, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #deaths-obituaries, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #freedom-of-information-act, #history-academic-subject, #hoover-j-edgar, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #theoharis-athan-1936-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods, #writing-and-writers

This Wave of Anti-Critical Race Theory Laws is Un-American

We differ in our views on critical race theory. But we agree that the current attempts to ban it from K-12 education are misguided and dangerous.

#censorship, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #state-legislatures, #united-states

As America’s 250th Birthday Nears, the Shape of Its Origin Story Shifts

Plans for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 are getting underway. But can the spirit of 1776 survive the history wars of 2021?

#history-academic-subject, #independence-day-us-july-4, #race-and-ethnicity, #revolutionary-war-american-1775-83, #slavery-historical, #united-states

A Coronavirus Epidemic Hit 20,000 Years Ago, New Study Finds

A few dozen human genes rapidly evolved in ancient East Asia to thwart coronavirus infections, scientists say. Those genes could be crucial to today’s pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #genetics-and-heredity, #history-academic-subject, #research, #your-feed-science

Scholarly Groups Condemn Laws Limiting Teaching on Race

More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”

#colleges-and-universities, #critical-race-theory, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #pen-american-center, #race-and-ethnicity, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

Tom Hanks and the History We Need to Learn

Reacting to an essay by Mr. Hanks, readers discuss the Tulsa race massacre and other parts of our history, both shameful and inspiring, that are often not taught.

#black-people, #education-k-12, #hanks-tom, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Tom Hanks: The Tulsa Race Massacre Is Every American’s History

Schools and the entertainment industry, which help shape what is history and what is forgotten, must portray the burden of racism in our nation. 

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

August Vollmer ‘Abolished’ the Police — in 1905

Reshaping American policing is not some shocking new idea from the radical left.

#berkeley-calif, #history-academic-subject, #police, #police-reform, #racial-profiling, #vollmer-august

Targeting ‘Critical Race Theory,’ Republicans Rattle American Schools

In a culture-war brawl that has spilled into the country’s educational system, Republicans at the local, state and national levels are trying to block curriculums that emphasize systemic racism.

#black-people, #discrimination, #education, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #slavery-historical, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What the Tulsa Race Massacre Can Teach Us

The project of healing history’s wounds is difficult but necessary work.

#black-people, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #teachers-and-school-employees, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

How Texas Republicans Want to Recast History

We spoke with our reporter Simon Romero about legislative proposals that could shape the way future Texans see the world.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #texas

Tulsa Race Massacre Commission Ousts Oklahoma Governor

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.

#elections-governors, #history-academic-subject, #race-and-ethnicity, #stitt-kevin, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921