Sitemap - 2022 - A User's Guide to History
You can't take it with you
Canadian echoes of Calhoun
A fairness doctrine for commerce?
Dictators and double standards
The death of a philosopher
Annals of work: Bootlegging in New York
Bryan, Bryan, Bryan
The meaning of Watergate
Why there’s not going to be another Civil War
If we must say “meritocracy”
Parkinson's law extended
The old yin and yang
Annals of work: Hunting whales
When Henry got the boot
Annals of work: On a cotton plantation in antebellum Louisiana
Democratic peace . . .
Annals of work: Catching salmon on the Columbia River
I'll gladly pay you Tuesday . . .
Adios affirmative action
Annals of Work: What it takes to be an astronaut
Jane Addams finds her niche
The bell tolls for public education
Annals of Work: Buffalo Bill on the Pony Express
Annals of Work: Making iron and steel at Homestead
Caution: Midterms ahead
In dubious battle
Bring voting out of the closet
Where did the poets go?
Don’t cry for Mark Z
Say it ain’t so, Joe
Man was made to mourn
Persuade if you can
What if we're wrong?
Heads I win, tails you lose
How did he do it?
Franklin on politics
Cop(s) on the beat
Why do we have emotions?
Venice on the Hudson
Born this way
Labels and stereotypes: Where would we be without them?
From Fort Sumter to Taiwan
Why Franklin didn’t write for committees
Sam Houston walks at midnight
Does anyone really believe anything?
Bitch, bitch, bitch
We’re number two!
Washington socialite, Confederate spy
There is no Planet B
Papa, don't preach
Take a chance on trust
Decisions that changed the world:
Can’t maintain your best behavior?
Taxes, taxes, taxes
Does history have a direction?
Dr. Addams’ prescription for democracy
The untimely death of J. P. Morgan
Efficiency vs. equity
Optimism or pessimism?
Green-washing, art-washing, sports-washing
History without tears . . .
Brandeis v. U.S. Steel
If Pickett hadn't failed
Polly Baker strikes a blow for women’s rights
What slaveholders feared most
When government doesn’t do the job . . .
“Death or Westminster!”
Democracy versus autocracy
How much pluribus? How much unum?
Rockefeller defends big business
Cast down your bucket where you are
A new capital for the United States?
From the Missouri Compromise to Dred Scott . . .
The arsenal of democracy
Morality and politics
The tragedy of the commons
What FDR knew . . .
Russia, America and the fate of humanity
If social media had existed in the 1770s . . .
Voters are always right
Prosperity on $5 a day
The puzzle of teacher pay
When Andrew Jackson became Old Hickory
Tocqueville and cancel culture
When Grant learned to be brave
The hanging of Mary Surratt
Just the facts, ma'am
Gold Gloves and golden handcuffs
Money talks, but conscience doesn’t always listen
The anarchist prince
The Ukraine war in American history
Why historians go around in circles
Why is that statue holding a tennis racket, daddy?
Bring back Publius
War: It's a guy thing
The Dahlgren affair
What’s right vs. what works
What makes Vlad tick?
Annals of Assassination
From Manchuria to Ukraine
Teaching and the First Amendment
More posturing on critical race theory
Cattle roundup in Dakota
Nellie Bly meets Emma Goldman
A world without borders?
What’s left to fight about?
What did Hegel know?
Bork v. Brandeis
If America stopped being a democracy . . .
Hunting buffalo in the 1840s
How Civil Wars Start
A Martian anthropologist visits . . .
Suppose . . .
Annals of work: The hide trade on the California coast, 1835