US History

Total 10 Posts

Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress.

6 min read
A 2019 Emerson poll found that 5% of Americans believe in QAnon. This might seem like a small number. But elections can serve as important platforms to expand movements.

If Trump refuses to accept defeat in November, the republic will survive intact, as it has 5 out of 6 times in the past.

5 min read
Five of the six contested presidential elections in U.S. history were resolved and the country moved on – one ended in civil war. What will happen if the upcoming election is contested?

October surprise: How foreign policy can shape US presidential elections.

5 min read
Speculation is mounting about an impending October surprise in the 2020 race. What does that mean?

Before Kamala Harris became Biden’s running mate, Shirley Chisholm and other Black women aimed for the White House.

5 min read
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden’s pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – In 1918 many Americans were β€˜slackers’.

6 min read
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?

How to determine which statues remain and which statues go.

8 min read
Whatever is done it must be done non-violently, democratically and culturally inclusively, Isaac Newton Farris Jr. writes.

Where are the African American leaders?

5 min read
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
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