History Stories
AUTHOR: Steven M. Gillon
The Revolution That Was 1968
February 23, 2018

As simmering political and cultural resentments exploded in 1968, nearly every week produced news of another earth-shattering event. Read More

How a Little-Known ’60s Congressman Unwittingly Upended U.S. Immigration
February 2, 2018

Lawmakers thought focusing on family unification would preserve the immigration status quo. The result was just the opposite. Read More

Why Populism in America is a Double-Edged Sword
January 5, 2018

Joseph McCarthy's brand of populism proved much darker than, say, Ronald Reagan's. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

Why the Public Stopped Believing the Government about JFK’s Murder
October 30, 2017

After JFK's assassination, 87% of Americans believed Oswald was the sole shooter. What happened? Read More

Lee Harvey Oswald: Plan, Chaos or Conspiracy?
November 20, 2013

In an excerpt from his new book, author Steven M. Gillon details the final hours of Lee Harvey Oswald's life. Read More