An interview with Sergey Karaganov.
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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.
A comet’s breakup three decades ago could produce a seldom-seen meteor storm on Monday night. Or it could be a complete dud.
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.
Inflation is the nation’s primary economic problem. The Federal Reserve still needs to move cautiously as it begins to raise interest rates.
Sanctions alone will not force Russia to end its war in Ukraine.
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.
Once again, Russia has become a pariah spreading lies and death.
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.
His landmark book, “The Machine in the Garden,” explored the contradiction of a “pastoral ideal” and helped define the field of American studies.
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.
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.
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.
“Only when we disentangle the concepts of whiteness and maleness from the concept of power can we see the damage the association has done.”
Holocaust distortion is a threat to memory.
Now is the time for another step toward all voices being heard.
The mustaches and dresses have less volume, but the racism carries the same venom.
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.
Recent research highlights the use of letterlocking techniques by Queen Elizabeth, Catherine de’ Medici and Mary Queen of Scots.
Critical race theory is a boogeyman the right can use to activate and harness racist anti-otherness.
A wave of misleading revisionism has become epidemic in both autocracies and democracies. It has been notably effective — and contagious.
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.
I see too many uneasy parallels between what was happening nearly 200 years ago and what is happening now over abortion.
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.”
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is another Mississippi case poised to roll back constitutional rights.
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.
New research on humanity’s deep past holds lessons for the future.
Picking a fight over “Beloved” and the great Toni Morrison is an unwinnable battle.
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.
History repeatedly demonstrates how difficult it is to decisively declare that a pandemic is over.
A brief look at the Confederate Constitution.
More than 70 years after World War II, we’re still learning about new facets of the Holocaust.
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.
A respected scholar of early America, he became a central figure in the culture wars that enveloped the country in the 1990s.
In a dozen books, most famously “Lies My Teacher Told Me,” he attacked historical misconceptions, particularly concerning the Black struggle in the South.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Plans for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 are getting underway. But can the spirit of 1776 survive the history wars of 2021?
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.
More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”
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.
Schools and the entertainment industry, which help shape what is history and what is forgotten, must portray the burden of racism in our nation.
Reshaping American policing is not some shocking new idea from the radical left.
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.
The project of healing history’s wounds is difficult but necessary work.
We spoke with our reporter Simon Romero about legislative proposals that could shape the way future Texans see the world.
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.