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Celebrating The Rediscovery of America

Celebrating The Rediscovery of America

The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History has been named the winner of the 2023 National Book Award in Nonfiction. Finalists celebrated at the 74th… READ MORE

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

Sean M. Kelley— You’ve probably never heard of William Vernon, a lifelong resident of Newport, Rhode Island, but he was one of the biggest slave owners in American history. According… READ MORE

The Voyages of Joseph Banks

The Voyages of Joseph Banks

Toby Musgrave— As a young man Joseph Banks (he was knighted at the age of thirty-eight on 23 March 1781) undertook three voyages of scientific discovery. With his first, to… READ MORE

Protesting Empire with Railway Tickets

Protesting Empire with Railway Tickets

Kim A. Wagner— A traveller alighting at Amritsar railway station in April 1919, after the train came to a jerking halt along the third-of-a-mile-long narrow platform, would have been met… READ MORE

Surviving English Colonialism

Surviving English Colonialism

Jenny Hale Pulsipher— By the end of the seventeenth century, the Native people of what we now call New England were overwhelmed by a rapidly growing, land-hungry English colonial population… READ MORE

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