The Prospects for Freedmen After Reconstruction

The prospects for social advancement of black freedmen, especially in the South, were uncertain in…

Henry George Poses the Question that Troubled the Progressives

Henry George, a printer and self-taught political economist, gained international attention after publishing his 1879…

Crafting Freedom

CraftingFreedom.org is a new resource exploring the African American experience during the era of slavery.…

New! Ashbrook’s 50 Core American Documents in paperback

You've likely seen Ashbrook's 50 Core American Documents project online at TeachingAmericanHistory.org. We're pleased to…

Five Questions with… Prof. Todd Estes

Recently, Prof. Todd Estes (Oakland University) joined the Ashbrook Center to serve as Discussion Leader…

Bill of Rights Day resources

Bill of Rights Day, the day on which the first ten amendments to the constitution…

December 15 is Bill of Rights Day

Sunday, December 15 is Bill of Rights Day, being the anniversary of the day in…

The End of Reconstruction in South Carolina

The difficulties undermining the project of Reconstruction are suggested in this letter of President Ulysses…

A Winter Weekend at James Madison’s Montpelier

This past weekend, the Ashbrook Center was pleased to host 16 outstanding social studies teachers…

Bill of Rights Institute Founders Fellowship

The Bill of Rights Institute will present a pair of programs for teachers in July…

The Monroe Doctrine, 190 Years Later

On December 2, 1823, during his annual message to Congress, President James Monroe articulated a…

Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian David Hackett Fischer on the American Revolution

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Hackett Fischer joined the Ashbrook Center's 2006 Presidential Academy program to…