John Lawrence Giles, Reconstruction, 1862

Jonathan Mchugh

It started with earnest labor unions but quickly evolved into a manipulative, power-hungry machine.

What was cut, what was kept, and why

Painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

Finding self-compassion in the fog of self-doubt.

The Disease of Doubt

Fighting and dying in choking prisons of green mist

Flanders front. Gas attack, September 1917.

Redefining the Rules of Engagement

Five women officers of the Women’s League in Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1899

Winning the Female Vote — Why it Matters Today.

“Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” — Barack Obama

How Puritan Gender Roles Influenced the Salem Witch Trials

Trial of Giles Corey’s wife for witchcraft, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut. (North Wind Picture Archives)

The Puritan Community

Marketing products around America’s history.

Coco-Cola Bottling Company in Columbus

As a result — His trade war will fail.

Lauren Harlow

Historian • Writer • Passion for telling contested histories • she/her •

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