History on the Hill

History on the Hill is a monthly newsletter created by the National History Center that provides historical insights on contemporary concerns.  The newsletter is distributed on the last Friday of every month.

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Recent Newsletters

   June History on the Hill: the 19th Amendment, the American gay rights movement, and reparations for slavery

   May History on the Hill: Vaccinations, place names in Minnesota, and Venezuela

   April History on the Hill: Local histories of racial and ethnic violence, climate and environmental history, and more.

   March History on the Hill: Women’s History Month, New Zealand and the White Supremacy Problem.

   February History on the Hill: Blackface, Black History Month, and the State of the Union

   January History on the Hill: government shutdowns and tax reforms

2018 Newsletters

 December History on the Hill: presidential funerals, executive branch turnover, and US-Saudi relations

 November History on the Hill: California wildfires and midterms roundup

 October History on the Hill: the politics of race and genetics, midterm elections, and US agricultural policy

 September History on the Hill: hurricane disaster response and athlete protests

 August History on the Hill: white supremacy and voting rights 

 July History on the Hill: SCOTUS, NATO, and US trade policy 

 June History on the Hill: immigration, the opioid epidemic, and more