Archived articles

american history

Nonfiction
They did more than survive
Published Fall 2020
Jessica Marie Johnson's 'Wicked Flesh' wrangles a wealth of scholarship and primary documents to discuss how Black women acquired and retained power in the 18th century / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Hopkins alum wins Pulitzer Prize for History
Published May 7, 2020
Caleb McDaniel received the prestigious award for his book Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America
Literature
Prose of war
Published Spring 2020
Michael O'Donnell didn't return home from the Vietnam War. His poetry did. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
American policing in the Cold War era
Published Oct 16, 2019
In his new book, Stuart Schrader explores how U.S. foreign policy designed to contain communism abroad informed approaches to law enforcement at home
Hopkins retrospective
Moon landing memories
Published July 19, 2019
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaches, Johns Hopkins faculty members who watched the momentous event live recall on what it meant to them, and to science
Before "Farm to Table"
We are what they ate
Published Spring 2019
Exhibit traces the culinary heritage of the New World and the worldwide food exchange that emerged after Europeans traveled to the Americas / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Intersession
The times were a-changin'
Published Jan 10, 2019
In Dylan, Motown, and the Beatles, students examine the dynamic and tumultuous period of the 1960s through lens of popular music
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History class meets the digital age
Published Nov 7, 2018
JHU historian Martha Jones conducts required class discussions on Twitter, challenging her students to distill their thoughts and engage with subject-matter experts
Perspectives
The contested history of U.S. citizenship
Published Oct 31, 2018
Historian Martha Jones says birthright citizenship has built America's robust and diverse democracy / NPR
History
Race and rights
Published Aug 30, 2018
In her new book, 'Birthright Citizens,' historian Martha Jones explores slavery and freedom in antebellum Baltimore