Historical structures

Understanding history–how and why structures developed and evolved–is integral to our ability to reforge and reform those structures, as well as build new ones.

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The Dawn of Everything

This book fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society.

David Graeber, David Wengrow

LGBTQ Rights Timeline in American History

Discover LGBTQ Rights from colonial life to the 21st century.

Teaching LGBTQ History

Transgender History in the United States

This chapter is an unabridged version of the United States History chapter of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide by and for transgender communities.

The Stonewall Center | University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Brief History of the Disability Rights Movement

Learn how people with disabilities battle against centuries of biased assumptions, harmful stereotypes and irrational fears to have equal rights.

Anti-Defamation League

The History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

A movement perspective on the history of disability rights.

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Disability History: The Disability Rights Movement

This article offers a glimpse into the rich and varied history of Americans with disabilities.

National Park Service

Timeline | Latino Americans

The history of Latino American people who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.


Asian American History Websites

Ancestors in the Americas is the first in-depth television series to present the untold history and contemporary legacy of early Asian immigrants to the Americas, from the 1700s to the 1900s. Explore their Asian American history website list.

PBS | Ancestors in the Americas

Women of Color and the Rewriting of Western History: The Discourse, Politics, and Decolonization of History

This essay discusses the historiography that was written during the 1980s about women in the nineteenth-century West.

Antonia I. Castañeda

Women’s History

Explore resources about women making history.

Women’s History


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


National Museum of African American History and Culture

Discover a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.

National Museum of African American History and Culture


A Radical History of the World

A history of the world, seen from the perspective of mass struggle.

Neil Faulkner

A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present

Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking work on U.S. history. This book details lives and facts rarely included in textbooks—an indispensable teacher and student resource.

The Zinn Education Project

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

Explore the nation’s founding through the perspective of Indigenous people.

Beacon Press

The 1619 Project from The New York Times

The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

The New York Times



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