Many incoming presidents have faced grave challenges upon assuming office. But President-elect Joe Biden will face a unique number of national and political crises on his very first day on the job. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield examines some…
By Jeff Greenfield
The U.S. feels more deeply divided than it has in decades. According to social scientist Robert Putnam, the data backs up that assessment. Putnam, author of the seminal work on social capital and isolation “Bowling Alone,” believes looking back to…
By Paul Solman
The tempestuous election of 2020 has been rife with predictions of confusion and cataclysm, with warnings that a contested battle could last well into December. It’s happened before. Take 1800, for example.
By Jerry Schwartz, Associated Press
President Donald Trump will give an address at the National Archives Sept. 17 for a conference on American history.
By Aamer Madhani, Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
By Jeffrey Brown
As the country faces a moment of reckoning about its treatment of Black Americans and other people of color, the display of memorials, monuments and statues is being reexamined. Some of these symbols are being torn down by protesters, and…
By PBS NewsHour, Courtney Norris
The debate over physical symbols of the Confederacy has evolved into a broader one about U.S. history. Judy Woodruff talks to Peniel Joseph, professor at the University of Texas at Austin, W. Fitzhugh Brundage, professor at the University of North…
By Associated Press
Protesters tore down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis along Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday night.
By PBS NewsHour
For decades, Native American children were forcibly removed from their families and lands to attend boarding schools where English was mandatory and their own languages were forbidden. But in 1979, a small Mohawk tribe in upstate New York formed The…
In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowledgeable about the past -- so…
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