A Tale of Two Empires: Stephen R. Platt’s Imperial Twilight

Meaningfully Discomforting: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Of Assassins and Aliens, or, The Mundane Present

Comprehensive Yet Digestible: Jill Lepore’s These Truths

Well, Yeah: Jeffrey A. Auerbach‘s Imperial Boredom

Humility in the Home of the Brave

Interpreting the Big Easy: Laughter in the Slave Quarters, and other Dilemmas of Uncomfortable History

A Grander Perspective: Smithsonian’s The American Revolution as a World War

Thanos and the Problem of Population