History

September 02, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his brilliant book The American Indian in Western Legal Thought (1990) Robert A. Williams says that Chief Justice John Marshall and the other justices of the U.S. Supreme Court “were well aware of the historical paternity of this bastardized” (illegitimate) doctrine of discovery.

August 22, 2015
By:
Carly McIntosh

Earlier this year I was sitting in my lazy mans chair and started searching for my great grandfather.

August 12, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

The book Writings of Fermín Francisco de Lasuén, Vol. I, translated and edited by Finbar Kenneally, O. F. M.

August 10, 2015
By:
Donna Ennis

Settler Colonialism has best been defined as more of an imposed structure than a historical event.

August 06, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

As many Indigenous territories throughout North America once again enter the settler imposed election cycles it might be a good time to revisit the meaning of democracy as we understand it

July 31, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

When Cristobal Colón made landfall on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, he planted the royal standards (flags) of Castile and Aragon and performed a ceremonial act of “discovery and possession.” The “standards” he planted in the soil were physical flags, but those f

July 21, 2015
By:
Mike Myers

Over the past 30 years there has been the emergence of Indigenous economies being developed by Indigenous nations and entrepreneurs.

July 20, 2015
By:
Julianne Jennings

The first official national flag of the Confederacy, often called the “Stars and Bars," was flown from March 4, 1861 to May 1, 1863. German-Prussian artist Nicola Marschall in Marion, Alabama, designed it.

July 16, 2015
By:
T. Lulani Arquette

The 1960s had a great impact on me.

July 06, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

In his book Metaphors We Live By (1980), philosopher Mark Johnson makes the point that we live our lives on the basis of metaphors and metaphorical patterns that we seldom notice.

July 05, 2015
By:
Gregory Smithers

The past two weeks has reminded Americans of just hard it is to escape the legacy of the Civil War. The Confederate battle flag—a symbol of racism for millions—appears on everything from license plates to string bikinis.

July 04, 2015
By:
Alex Jacobs

Researching slavery in American History is eye-opening as I realized it was not taught outright but only glossed over when I was a student.

June 15, 2015
By:
Steven Newcomb

I recently came across the book Writing the Social Text: Poetics and Politics in Social Science Discourse (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1992), edited by Richard H. Brown.

June 11, 2015
By:
Peter d'Errico

When the jury and judges awarded Elizabeth Fenn the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in History for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, their citation described the book as "an engr

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