Elizabeth Digby-Britten: Thanksgiving is a celebration of genocide. Please digest that along with your turkey on Thursday.
Trump’s “pro-American curriculum” will never match up with the evidence in our nation’s archives. History is more complicated.
On Sept. 1, 1914, the passenger pigeon went extinct. In 1947, a monument for the pigeon was erected near Prairie du Chien, where Aldo Leopold delivered an elegy for “the funeral of a species.”
Rexroth’s poem, written during a brief stop in the driftless, offers a vision of the upper Mississippi landscape and his hopes for a political revolution.
A trip to the archives clears up factual misconceptions about “the Colossus of Kitsch” and puts the statue in its proper historical context.
Keonte R. Turner: “I thought that if I just dressed the way they wanted me to, I would not be feared.”
Wisconsin once had more dairy farms than prisoners. Now, the reverse is true.
Resurrecting the revolutionary dreams of the German radicals who built Communia in the hills of northeast Iowa.
On this Juneteenth, celebrate with us, just as we celebrate with you on the fourth of July.
What happened to the vibrant black farming communities that once populated parts of the driftless region?