The battle for Charlottesville last weekend was fundamentally a battle about our history: what it means and how we commemorate it.
Now more than ever, we need to understand how all of this — the symbols, the statues, the violence, the racism and the activism — has been made by history.
In the wake of Charlottesville, we’ve worked with some of the nation’s most thought-provoking historians to explore the various elements of the history that made this week’s events. We’re gathering all of that content here to make it easier for people to find and share.
Donald Trump is no friend to black activists. They should engage him anyway. (Megan Ming Francis)
Well-educated elites are no strangers to white supremacy (Christopher Petrella)
How the British defeated homegrown fascism — and how Americans can do the same (Katherine Pickering Antonova)
No, Mr. President, both sides aren’t to blame for Charlottesville — or the Civil War (Elizabeth R. Varon)
Who are the antifa? (Mark Bray)