American History

Is Polygamy Next?

William Baude JULY 21, 2015 CHICAGO — NOW that the dust is settling from the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized a right to same-sex marriage, there are new questions. In particular, could the decision presage a constitutional right to plural marriage? If there is no magic […]

A story of racial cleansing in America

Source: Longreads Why did the forced removal of African Americans seem so plausible in Forsyth County, Georgia in 1912? Was it because it had all happened before? Detail from a map of Cherokee territory over time. The green line designates their territory at the point of their forced removal. Red […]