American History

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Hamilton: An American Musical - Its National Influence as Art

Oct 17, 2018 by William H. Young |

William Young finds much to praise in the hit musical.

The Misappropriation of Madison and Montpelier

Jul 20, 2018 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the ideologically revised exhibits at James Madison's homestead.

Reviving the American History for Freedom Program

Jul 12, 2018 by Steve Balch |

Former NAS President Steve Balch writes on the efforts to revive and refund AHF.

Reading The Age of Jackson in the Age of Trump

Jan 03, 2018 by NAS |

NAS Staff members read and comment on Arthur Schlesinger's The Age of Jackson.

We Need a Radio Free America on Campus

Oct 16, 2017 by Peter Wood |

It has become critical that we build and maintain bastions of free thought on college campuses. 

A Politically Correct Revolution

May 01, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young doesn't recognize the portrayal of the American Revolution at a new museum in Philadelphia

Modern versus Western Thought: Self and Social Character

Feb 17, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the focus on subjective individualism which dominates modern psychology.

Modern Versus Western Thought: The Unconscious and Determinism

Jan 27, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young discusses the separation of academic social science and philosophy from the guiding ideas of the American Founding.

Modern Versus Western Thought: Thinking From The Founding

Jan 04, 2017 by William H. Young |

William Young examines the Constitution's origins in the Western philosophical tradition.

The Gunning of America: Scholarly History or Polemic?

Nov 04, 2016 by Clayton Cramer |

Clayton Cramer finds numerous errors in a new book about American gun laws in frontier days.

Disputing Deneen: A Misremembered Past

Dec 17, 2015 by Matthew J. Franck |

Matthew J. Franck  revises Patrick Deneen's history of American higher education, to note that a age of traditional learning in a secular mode never really existed.

College Board Rewrites Advanced Placement U.S. History Standards and History Itself

Oct 01, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood reviews what has gone wrong with the APUSH standards.

The New History Guidelines are Better

Aug 11, 2015 by KC Johnson |

KC Johnson gives four reasons the revised APUSH standards are an improvement. 

AP History and Us

Aug 06, 2015 by Peter Wood |

An update on the College Board's re-revised standards for AP U.S. History. 

2015 APUSH Misses the Reasons America Is Exceptional

Aug 03, 2015 by Larry Schweikart |

In this preliminary response to the new version of AP U.S. history released July 30 by the College Board, historian Larry Schweikart critiques the wording of a number of sections. 

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