The Lost History of the Middle Passage

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To get a sense of what it took to uncover this history, Pacific Standard spoke with Sowande’ Mustakeem about Slavery at Sea and the importance of the Middle Passage.

Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

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Here, Sowande' Mustakeem shares the tragic story of one enslaved woman and discusses why it's so important for Americans to confront this foundational, brutal chapter of history.

Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

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Slavery at Sea reveals for the first time how slavery took critical shape at sea.

What kind of government did the founders want?

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It is a staple of the political season. “The founders wanted this,” a candidate confidently declares. “The founders wanted that.” Not so fast, said Peter Kastor.

WashU Expert: The nuclear football

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Accompanying the president, at virtually all times, is a military aide with a large, black satchel known as the “nuclear football.”

Peter Kastor talks debates on NPR

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Will Clinton’s ‘Donald, I know you live in your own reality’ go down in political debate history?

Peter Kastor on NPR

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Monday night’s debate had plenty of drama for the record number of viewers who tuned in to watch presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the first of three televised debates.

City of American Dreams: A History of Home Ownership and Housing Reform in Chicago, 1871-1919 (Historical Studies of Urban America)

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Garb shows that the pursuit of a single-family house set on a tidy yard resulted from clashes of interests and decades of struggle.

International Relations Round Table

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WashU Expert: History of female presidential candidates

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“Women have been running for president since before they had the right to vote,” said Andrea Friedman, professor of history and of women, gender, and sexuality studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.

Andrea Friedman on Monica Lewinsky and the Politics of Heterosexuality in the 1990s

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What happens if we take Monica Lewinsky at her word?

Liz Borgwardt answers the question, "9/11: What Would Trump Do?" along with other scholars in Politico magazine

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It’s the totally unthinkable question that Americans find themselves confronting this week: What would President Donald Trump do in a genuine national crisis?